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New initiative, old problem: classroom assistants and the under-valuation of women's work

Gilbert, Kay and Warhurst, Chris and Nickson, Dennis and Hurrell, Scott and Commander, Johanna (2012) New initiative, old problem: classroom assistants and the under-valuation of women's work. Industrial Relations Journal, 48 (1). pp. 22-37. ISSN 0019-8692

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Abstract

Centred on classroom assistants in Scotland, this paper examines the process by which an occupation dominated by female workers becomes undervalued. The qualitative data reveals the cognitive errors made by the key actors – government, employers and unions in this process

Item type: Article
ID code: 34872
Keywords: human resource management, classroom assistants , women, work, Management. Industrial Management
Subjects: Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Human Resource Management
Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2011 11:20
Last modified: 21 May 2015 13:57
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/34872

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