SOSC 1185 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Gender Pay Gap, Glass Ceiling, Double Burden

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Earn less even in the same sector. Low run jobs were dominated by women ie. babysitters, nannies, teaching: men doing them would earn more even if they were doing low run women dominated jobs. Women"s work is identified as second class work. First part of 2009: data showed slightly more employed women; attributed to recession, women are seen as people who would work for less wages. Must know that not all women experience the low wage gaps. Wage gap is pronounced for aboriginal women. Passage of time doesn"t make problems go away, 1960s wage gap b/w men and women going to university was 15. 6% but by 2001 it was 18. 2% Many don"t pay attention to the fact that if women are paid an equal wage, the family are going to benefit from the extra money: women"s work patterns: 2 move to other countries where cheaper, no labour laws.

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