New Initiative, Old Problem: Classroom Assistants and the Under‐Valuation of Women's Work

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Kay Gilbert

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Chris Warhurst

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Dennis Nickson

Department of Human Resource Management, University of Strathclyde

Scott Hurrell

University of Glasgow

Johanna Commander

University of Strathclyde

Date Written: January 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Gilbert, Kay and Warhurst, Chris and Nickson, Dennis and Hurrell, Scott and Commander, Johanna, New Initiative, Old Problem: Classroom Assistants and the Under‐Valuation of Women's Work (January 2012). Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 43, Issue 1, pp. 22-37, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1986603 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2338.2011.00653.x

Kay Gilbert (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Chris Warhurst

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Dennis Nickson

Department of Human Resource Management, University of Strathclyde ( email )

50 Richmond Street
Graham Hills Building
Glasgow, Scotland G1 1XU
United Kingdom
0141-548 3953 (Phone)
0141-552 2870 (Fax)

Scott Hurrell

University of Glasgow

Johanna Commander

University of Strathclyde

16 Richmond Street
Glasgow 1XQ, Scotland G1 1XQ
United Kingdom

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