horizontal-segregation

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC227H5
Professor
Gregory Bird
Semester
Summer

Description
1 Horizontal Occupational Gender Segregation Horizontal occupational segregation refers to the concentration of similar group people in one place or job mainly on the basis of gender or race or some defined characteristics. This kind of segregation is caused by gender and racial differences mainly due to the traditional notions which is carried forward in the work place and a person s capability is judged on prejudices. Horizontal Occupational Gender Segregation is particularly existent in jobs or work where men are considered superior to women. In this paper, we shall discuss occupational segregation between men and women and the reason behind this kind of segregation (Blackburn). There is huge inequality between men and women in job distribution in the labour force. Men are considered to be stronger and powerful as compared to women who are considered to be too weak to engage in heavy labour. Women having similar qualification as men are offered inferior jobs because of which they
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