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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