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Nursing is women's work! The female domination of the nursing profession has negatively affected the value of their labour and status.

Mullin, Colette (1999) Nursing is women's work! The female domination of the nursing profession has negatively affected the value of their labour and status. Undergraduate thesis, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

We live in a man's world. In any hierarchy, be it social, political, or workplace, men dominate the top positions. Even in female dominated occupations and professions, men occupy the top positions.
Despite an increase in women's participation in the labour market over the last 20 years or so, women continue to be concentrated in a few occupations with low pay and low status, and men continue to be paid more than women.
Occupation segregation by sex affects the attitudes of men towards women and women towards themselves, which in tuen has a negative affect on women's status and income.
This dissertation seeks to examine the detrimental effect that occupational segregation by sex has on the pay and status of nurses in Ireland. Its hypothesis is that female domination of the nursing profession has negatively affected the value of their labour and status.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Classes of Labour > Women and Work
R Medicine > RT Nursing
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Equal Opportunity in Employment
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) Industrial Relations and Personnel Management
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2010 09:43
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2011 17:22
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/145

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