SOSC 1185 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Occupational Segregation, Corporate Capitalism, Child Care

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Provincially, ontario has more modern labour and hospitable behaviour. There was not a welcoming attitude towards unions in ontario. Until 1943, could be liable to conspiracy charges for groups forming unions. Both men and women involved faced violence for their participation. 20th and 21st, more focused attacks on the union. Women in unions get better pay, enormous change in wages once in union (rosie the riveter) Clerical work use to be men"s work. While there are clear patterns of occupational segregation, the occupation itself changes, can become identified as women"s work. Demonstrated we are talking about ideology, based on current ideas about what is men and women"s work. As technology improved, factory work become something that required education/ expertise and dominated by men. Service work became more important for women, increased productivity, weren"t well paid, women dominated. Was a push for women to be more engaged into the public sphere.

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