Why is Women’s Work Low-Paid? Establishing a framework for understanding the causes of low pay among professions traditionally dominated by women

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620379
Title:
Why is Women’s Work Low-Paid? Establishing a framework for understanding the causes of low pay among professions traditionally dominated by women
Author(s):
Rubery, Jill
Publication date:
10-Nov-2017
Publisher(s):
Oxfam GB
Document type:
Discussion paper
Description:

This discussion paper was commissioned by Oxfam’s UK Programme to understand why certain occupations in the UK labour market, traditionally dominated by women, are low-paid. The paper argues that jobs associated with traditional and outdated notions of ‘women’s role in the home’ extends into the jobs market. This affects attitudes towards remuneration in professions such as cleaning and caring.

The paper sets out a framework for understanding the risks of low pay and to explore the issue of the undervaluing of low-paid jobs with respect primarily to women. The author calls these the five ‘V’s: visibility, valuation, vocation, value-added and variance, and sets out a possible series of policy responses. 

Pages:
12
DOI:
10.21201/2017.1138
ISBN:
978-1-78748-113-8
Document link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620379
Additional Links:
http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/why-is-womens-work-low-paid-establishing-a-framework-for-understanding-the-caus-620379
Subject:
Gender; Inequality
Keywords:
Inequality; Poverty in the UK; Labour rights; Living wage; Low pay; Women's labour rights
Country:
United Kingdom
Status:
For public use – can be shared outside Oxfam

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dc.titleWhy is Women’s Work Low-Paid? Establishing a framework for understanding the causes of low pay among professions traditionally dominated by womenen
dc.contributor.authorRubery, Jillen
dc.date.issued2017-11-10-
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.typeDiscussion paperen
dc.description<p>This discussion paper was commissioned by Oxfam’s UK Programme to understand why certain occupations in the UK labour market, traditionally dominated by women, are low-paid. The paper argues that jobs associated with traditional and outdated notions of ‘women’s role in the home’ extends into the jobs market. This affects attitudes towards remuneration in professions such as cleaning and caring.</p> <p>The paper sets out a framework for understanding the risks of low pay and to explore the issue of the undervaluing of low-paid jobs with respect primarily to women. The author calls these the five ‘V’s: visibility, valuation, vocation, value-added and variance, and sets out a possible series of policy responses. </p>en
dc.format.extent12en
dc.identifier.doi10.21201/2017.1138-
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78748-113-8-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620379-
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/why-is-womens-work-low-paid-establishing-a-framework-for-understanding-the-caus-620379-
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectInequalityen
oxfam.subject.keywordInequalityen
oxfam.subject.keywordPoverty in the UKen
oxfam.subject.keywordLabour rightsen
oxfam.subject.keywordLiving wageen
oxfam.subject.keywordLow payen
oxfam.subject.keywordWomen's labour rightsen
oxfam.subject.countryUnited Kingdomen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
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