pink-collar


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pink-collar

Of or in the service industry, which most typically employs women. (Used before nouns.) There is nothing wrong with women finding work in a pink-collar profession; the problem is in expecting women—and only women—to work in those types of jobs.
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The chance that a worker will be out of the labor force one year later is significantly less for white-collar than for blue- or pink-collar workers, and the difference is especially pronounced among temporaries.
The estimates for pink-collar occupations lay between those of blue- and white-collar workers.
Pink-collar temporary workers were especially likely to have been out of the labor force in the earlier period, which probably reflects the higher fraction of women who may have taken time out to raise children.
Again, pink-collar temporaries fell in between (26.
We estimated the model separately for blue-, white-, and pink-collar occupational groups, and limited the sample to full-time hourly workers.
For pink-collar workers, the results in table 7 are relatively consistent with those in table 6.
After adjusting for characteristics such as age and educational attainment, we found that the wage differential associated with temporary employment varies widely by occupation, from 34 percent less for blue-collar workers to 10 percent less for pink-collar workers to 2 percent more for white-collar workers.
Pink-collar workers include administrative support occupations, including clerical (SOC 303-389).
In addition, poor wages not only offset women's increased access to the job market, but occupational segregation, as a result of women's access, helped to lower the status of certain jobs and create pink-collar ghettos.
It is a blue-collar city in a world of computer chips, roller coaster stock markets, runaway factories and pink-collar low-end jobs.
Many of these young women flocked to large cities, where they lived outside the familial nexus, alone or with their peers, and earned their keep working in new service and pink-collar occupations.