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    The workforce varies in gender composition based on occupation. This is due to the fact that there are a variety of factors that can drive an individual to select a certain occupation. In male and female dominated occupations the salaries differ which relates to the concept of occupational segregation based on gender. This all becomes evident when looking at a male dominated profession, such as mechanical engineering with only 8.8% women, a female dominated profession, such as preschool teachers and kindergarten teachers with 97.2% women and a gender neutral occupation, such as postsecondary teachers with 50.2% women. There are a variety of factors that can drive an individual to select a certain profession and result in occupational segregation,…

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    At a time where over 9 million women are working in the labour force1, over sixty-one percent of university graduates are women, and extraordinary career advances have been made2, there is still occupational segregation plaguing Canada. Occupational segregation is based mainly on gender bias caused by stereotypes, biological differences as well as the social differences between men and women. Each woman hired in the labour market brings their own set of unique skills and motivation; the same as…

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    Occupational segregation is a reality in the labor market and one of the significant reasons that explains the persistent wage gap between men and women. While some occupations, specifically those in healthcare and education, have become increasingly integrated over time, others remain highly concentrated by either men or women. Women are overrepresented in teaching and nursing, while men dominate the industries of business, engineering, and construction (source 1). This occupational segregation…

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    Over the two decades, women’s economic activity has been rose significantly. The gradually increase in women’s social status through their participation in the labor marker has marked a milestone in the history of women. Yet, the women participation rate in employment implies a contradiction towards the gender ideology and occupational segregation. The issue of gender ideology and occupational segregation can be seen as a cause-and-effect that may lead to work and family conflict. Specifically…

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    Context Card Subject: Gender Equality in the Work Place Audience: Women my age, 18-23, College students. Women who have families and careers in the work place. Writing Situation: An evaluation of the “Ceiling Glass”. An essay in a college magazine. Thesis: In American today there is no “glass ceiling” for women. We have seen women reach higher job positions. This was done by using education and encouraging women to be ambitious. A woman can have both a successful career and a thriving personal…

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    Through constant separation and segregation between curious individuals, complicit figures, and the unjust system, and a maintenance of hope and fear, like the ones in Hunger Games and Minority Report, dystopian societies are able to maintain itself and injustice within. In both films, the system that controls the dystopia tries its very best to separate the curious individuals and the complicit, all the while isolating themselves into a very far away and unreachable place. To overthrow…

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    In order to analyze why there is still the segregation of women in the workplace it is important to understand what segregation means. In an article by Barbara Reskin (1993), she notes that segregation used to be seen as the separation of races. However, it is more than a physical separation. It is a “fundamental process in social inequality” (p. 241), that facilitates the unequal treatment of different groups and often ignorance of their contributions. In the case of the workplace today, there…

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    The Various Forms of Segregation and How It Has Affected Our Modern Day Society Segregation is the disassociation of people due to characteristics that may differentiate from someone else's, which eventually leads to discrimination as well as a great deal of controversy. It is one of the world’s most prevalent, yet overlooked issues due to its ties to slavery. It can be manifested in various ways such as age, gender and racial, all of which produce similar outcomes. Racial segregation is the…

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    that eighth-grade black and Latino students are more likely than similar white students to have “high occupational expectations, educational aspirations, and concrete attitudes” (2004). This research also suggests that black and Latinos in segregated schools have great optimism about their future education, and have more positive attitudes about class and teachers, especially if the teachers are of minority background. Goldsmith notes that this results can be because “concentrating blacks and…

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    Ferguson (1896) case. This Supreme-Court decision declared segregation constitutional and said that there could be separate but equal facilities for whites and African-Americans. The legitimization of segregation opened the doors for the Jim Crow Laws in the South. African-Americans were subject to racial injustices in restaurants, public transportation, lodging, and in many more locations. To keep the African-Americans in control, there was an increase in the amount of mob violence against…

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