The Double Ghetto: Canadian Women and Their Segregated Work

Paperback | April 19, 2010

byPat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong

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Pat Armstrong is a 2011 Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada. One of the classic studies of Canadian sociology - now reissued with a new introduction by the authors - The Double Ghetto is a thought-provoking examination of women in the workforce and how their roles have both changed and yet stayed the same over the past four decades.The Double Ghetto surveys the work women do at home and on the job to analyze why work in this country is still segregated by sex. As the authors note, although women now account for a majority of those graduating from post-secondary educational institutions and their labour force participation rateequals that of men, at the same time "women continue to do women's work at women's wages" and are disproportionately concentrated in the lowest paying occupations.Why, despite all the gains of the past four decades, does segregation still persist? And why has progress, if anything, slowed since the mid-1990s, when the previous edition of this book was issued?As well as being of vital interest to anyone interested in the status of women in the Canadian workforce, The Double Ghetto is also a standard text for courses in sociology, social work, and women's studies departments.

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Pat Armstrong is a 2011 Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada. One of the classic studies of Canadian sociology - now reissued with a new introduction by the authors - The Double Ghetto is a thought-provoking examination of women in the workforce and how their roles have both changed and yet stayed the same over the past four decades.T...

Pat Armstrong is co-author or editor of more than a dozen books on health care, and she has also published on a wide variety of issues related to women's work and to social policy. Currently CHSRF/CIHR Chair in Heath Services and Nursing Research at York University, she has served as chair of the Department of Sociology at York and di...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:April 19, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195438329

ISBN - 13:9780195438321

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Table of Contents

Pat Armstrong and Hugh Armstrong: Introduction to the Wynford Edition1. Introduction2. Women's Work in the Labour ForceFemale Participation in the Labour ForceThe Economic ContextIndustrial SegregationOccupational SegregationWomen's WagesDifferences Among WomenThe Causation of WorkConditions and Relations of Work3. Women's Work in the HomeThe Historical ContextHouseworkReproduction and Child CareCare of the Elderly and the DisabledTension ManagementSexual Relations4. Biological DeterminismDifficulties in Establishing DifferencesFemale and MaleFeminine and MasculineBiology and Work In The HomeBiology and Work In The Labour Force5. IdealismIdealist AnalysisProblems With Idealist AnalysisSymbolic InteractionismPost-Marxist Theories6. MaterialismThe Materialist ApproachWork at Home and In The Labour ForceEmployer Demands and Family Economic NeedsWomen's Work In The Home and Women's ConsciousnessWomen's Work In The Labour Force and Women's ConsciousnessEarly Learning7. ConclusionReferences