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Like women, men who are hands-on care workers alsoexperience a wage penalty

Dill, Janette (2016) Like women, men who are hands-on care workers alsoexperience a wage penalty. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (20 Sep 2016). Website.

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With the decline of the manufacturing-based economy there is evidence that more men are moving into care work occupations, jobs which have tended to be lower paid than others, when all factors are held equal. In new research, Janette Dill examines what happens to men when they enter feminized occupations such as care work. She finds that in lower-skilled direct care occupations, such as nursing assistants, men earned 10 percent less than their blue-collar counterparts. When it came to more skilled frontline allied health occupations such as ultrasound technicians, men earned 22 percent more showing evidence of a ‘glass-elevator’ effect.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 11:08
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 23:24

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