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How high school training for work in blue-collar communities helps manufacture workplace gender inequality.

Sutton, April, Bosky, Amanda and Muller, Chandra (2017) How high school training for work in blue-collar communities helps manufacture workplace gender inequality. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (30 Mar 2017). Website.

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Abstract

In states in the Rust Belt and the Southeast, many high schools emphasize courses related to local blue-collar work in order to better prepare students for careers in local industries. In new research, April Sutton, Amanda Bosky and Chandra Muller find that such emphases are often at the expense of college-preparation courses, which in turn has a knock-on effect for female employment rates. Women who are raised in blue-collar communities, and thus who missed out on college preparation courses, face a much bigger wage gap than those who attended high-school elsewhere.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 15:14
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2020 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76018

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