The Workplace as a Gendered Institution

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The Workplace as a Gendered Institution - Gender differences not as simple as individual choices o Women choose occupations that pay less o Women choose family over work Division of Household Responsibilities - Who’s doing the housework - Hours per week married women spend on housework – 33.2 - Hours per week married men spend on housework – 18.6 - Sociological explanations for the gender pay gap o Discrimination Overt – only higher men and women for certain jobs Subtle – pg 143 know examples o Human capital Men get more, similar dedication Men spend more time at work Men have more time of job training o Social Structural Individual places and labor markets are structured that are disadvantaged women and certain men (color, poor) Gendered Global Labor Markets - Manufacturing base in US eroded - Industrialization in developing countries - Low wages push workers toward better jobs overseas - Immigrant women providing domestic labor previously performed by native-born women
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