pink-collar


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pink-collar

Of or in the service industry, which most typically employs women. Used before a noun. 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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This result is quite consistent with the earlier results of high fall in wage gap between union and non-union members among pink-collar and blue-collar workers and rise in that wage gap for white-collar workers and higher fall in discrimination level in the case of blue-collar workers compared to white-collar workers (figs.
Barbadian pink-collar workers remind us that the global is always imbued with local meaning and that local actors reconfigure the very form that global processes take.
This fact is notable because women's employment in high blue-collar jobs is low compared to their employment in pink-collar and white-collar jobs (22% or 23%, as opposed to over 60% and 40%, respectively).
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.
Whether those same on-the-job benefits apply to pink-collar workers, with low-paying clerical positions, remains unknown, she says.
Yet, as the public schools retrench, more of America's blue- and pink-collar workforce now spawns in private institutions-which spawns the likes of Tommy Wayne Downs.
Women in the Newsroom: Pink-Collar Ghetto or Brave New World?
Many lower-income women in Western Europe today -- often single parents working pink-collar ghetto jobs that leave them exhausted and without realistic hope of advancement -- can, reasonably, feel nostalgia for past values and certainties.
BREAKING OUT OF THE PINK-COLLAR GHETTO: POLICY SOLUTIONS FOR NON-COLLEGE WOMEN.
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.
Using this book, however, we can venture beyond these staples and see American workers taking on the Japanese in the slapstick Gung Ho, Spencer Tracy as an efficiency expert in Desk Set, or Dolly Parton as a pink-collar heroine in 9 to 5.
It is a blue-collar city in a world of computer chips, roller coaster stock markets, runaway factories and pink-collar low-end jobs.
Barbara Ehrenreich has suggested that the enthusiasm for Lorena among working-class and pink-collar women shows that we need to think again about all those polls that show women supporting feminist issues but rejecting the feminist label.
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.
Others remain convinced that organizing pink-collar workers is no different from organizing the predominantly male blue-collar work force, and assert that traditional union organizing strategies are adequate to the task.