Taking a look at inequality in the workplace through the sociological

Taking a look at inequality in the workplace through

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Taking a look at inequality in the workplace through the sociological imagination, would have us look to see why men and women are treated differently in the workplace? Digging deeper we would have to ask why men are seen as superior to women. Women have been seen as child bearers and taking care of the home. Society was never ready to include women in the 1
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workplace and thought they would always be home taking care of children, now that they are in the workplace paying them as much as man would be over kill. It is possible that employers think that women have a man at home bringing in a bigger paycheck anyway so why should they pay women more. At first glance it was the functionalist perspective that seemed to fit this social problem, but it seems as though the conflict perspective seems to be the perfect fit. From the functionalist perspective inequality in the workplace exist when the sex-role division of labor is no longer consistent with the needs of society (Sullivan, 2016). Where as the conflict perspective questions that the fact of a woman having children is the main element in shaping sex roles in society and whether it explains the existence of sex stratification (Sullivan, 2016). A sociologist named Randall Collins has argued that there is a deep conflict of interest between men and women and
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