Sociology #11 - Sociology Lecture#11(Jan 6/10 Gender...

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Sociology- Lecture #11 (Jan 6/10) - Gender inequality - Gender inequality specific economic/political processes that operate in the labour market and in the politics - Hired 2 females’ execs because Microsoft wanted to win a contract with the American air force. They didn’t have enough women working to qualify for a contract with the American air force o Were paid less for the same amount of work men did - Gender inequality illegal from the mid 60s but in no way disappeared - 4 social mechanisms that reinforce gender inequality o Discrimination o Segregation- women in jobs that are paid less o Incomparable worth- jobs valued less o Family obligations - Many women in business, finance and administrative occupations but only because of secretaries - Many women in health occupations but only because of nurses - Women tend to be in service, and nursing occupations - Family obligations o Exhausting and time consuming o Having kids decreases the amount of time to do training, and working towards a career o
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