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Explain why women have faced discrimination in the labour market and outline what steps can be taken to overcome such discrimination.docx

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Department
Social Science
Course
SOSC 1510
Professor
David Langille
Semester
Summer

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Explain why women have faced discrimination in the labour market and outline what steps can be taken to overcome such discrimination At the heart of gender inequality in the work world is the structuring of the labour market into male and female segmentsThese segments are known as Occupational Gender SegregationMen and women do different jobsSome women are struck in female job ghettosLow wages little security few opportunitiesDoing work that is unpleasant boring and hard Mens work is often sheltered They are hard to get into and are protected Horizontal Segregation men and women do different jobs in different occupations industries or sectorsExample blue collar vs White collarI get paid well you dontVertical Segregation there is division of task status and responsibility within an organization with the men having greater authority and better payDominant social values about femininity and
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