SOC275H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Korean Canadians, Precarious Work, Public Space

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16 Oct 2017
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The modern divide between the public and private sphere in the 19th century: the domestic sphere--> femininity and motherhood and reproductive labour, public space --> masculine ideals, Shift from the male breadwinner to the dual-earner couple. Precarious work: racialized workers and recent immigrants are most likely to find themselves in part-time, temporary work, among part-time workers, women are more likely to be low-paid. Colour coded labour market: 69 cents (korean canadians) to 89 cents (chinese koreans, racialized canadians earn only 81. 4 cents for every dollar paid to non-racialized canadians, higher rates of participation/still lower wages (67% vs 66%, gender disparity. Indigenous (0. 45 and 0. 75: women 48 % more likely to be unemployed, 55. 6% income of non-racialized men, higher labour participation of non-canadians, but still paid less. Work and citizenship: citizenship means full cultural belonging: political and economic, property, vote, hold public office, juries, etc, work opportunities, historical exclusions: gender and race, economic independence and contribution, e. g.

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