1. The Gendered Division of Paid Work
a. Women are entered in the paid labor force in unprecedented numbers in
i. Recently the proportion of male employees has decrease and the
proportion of female employees has increased.
ii. However, a woman’s position as a social category in the labor
force is still lower than men’s.
1. This is in terms of: status, opportunities, and salaries.
b. Gender segregated work refers to the extent to which men and women are
concentrated in different occupations and places of work.
i. Examples include: childcare centers vs. construction sites.
c. Many women in the United States are currently concentrated in pinkcollar
i. That is described as lowpaying, nonmanual, semiskilled positions.
1. Examples include: clergy workers, hosts, and hostesses,
medical assistants, and childcare workers.
d. Women have been overrepresented in the contingent workforce.
i. That is described as parttime work, temporary work, or
1. This offers advantages to employers but can be detrime