Social Relations That Shape Patterns Of Labour Market Segmentation

1674 Words Dec 15th, 2016 7 Pages
The labour market in Canada has changed drastically over the last several decades, and in order to understand the contemporary labour market it is important to analyze the interconnecting social relations that are attached to it. The understanding of how work is produced through social actions and communications can identify the shapes and patterns of labour market segmentation in modern society. Race, class and gender have had the ability to shape patterns in contemporary labour market and the way work is distributed among people. Women in the workforce, people with disabilities and people living in lower class are all examples of patterns in labour market segmentation. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate examples of contemporary intersecting social relations that shape patterns of labour market segmentation.
Intersectionality can be defined as the study or concept of discriminative or oppressive institutions on marginalized groups or minorities, and the way these groups are interconnected. The concept of intersectionality is based on the concept that oppressive institutions within a society, such as racism, classism, sexism, and genderism, do not act independently, but are instead interrelated and continuously shaped by one another. Similarly labour market segmentation is defined as the divided in the contemporary labour market. The labour market is broken into two segments; the primary labour market and the secondary labour market. The primary labour market…

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