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Women Earn Less Overtime Than Men

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Women Earn Less Overtime Than Men A final observation revolves around the fact that women earn less overtime than do men . Overtime pay represents the difference between having a good life and a marginal life for skilled and semiskilled workers. Industry and manufacturing provide overtime pay. These sectors hire primarily males. Service sector work, such as clerical work, does not pay overtime nearly as much as manufacturing. These sectors rely heavily on a female workforce. Differential access highlights the institution character of gender inequality. One can easily see the dynamics that generate inequality. Solutions are difficult to pinpoint within the institution of work. One might argue that Americans place too much emphasis on WORK as an avenue to prosperity. An analysis of Scandinavian social arrangements might be in order. The Second Shift Appelbaum & Chambliss (1997:228) argue that the "second-shift" is the unpaid
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Unformatted text preview: housework that women typically do after they come home from their paid employment. Occupational Distribution The kind of work an individual does often determines whether that individual (and his or her family) is wealthy or poor. The previous section, in part, explored inequities in wage-compensation associated with various kinds of work. Wages, of course, are only one benefit gained from employment . Other benefits include time-off (Gorz, 1984 argues that leisure is a fundamental issue regarding work), health and retirement benefits, and longevity (to mention a few). At this point exploring the general structure of work is beneficial. Often minorities are tracked into jobs that do not provide compensation at a level that allows economic independence. An observation that one might draw is that there are entire categories of jobs that have similar characteristics....
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