For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

"Sex and Race in the Labour Market"

by Bruegel, Irene (1989)


We know from our everyday experience that black women have some of the worst jobs. Yet this is not quite what published statistics suggest. Official data certainly show marked differences between men's and women's jobs and between the jobs that black and white men hold, but racial differences between women appear slight in national survey results. This article attempts to unravel the reasons for the apparent conflict between the evidence of our eyes and those of surveys such as Colin Brown's. One critical difference is the fact that …

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Race, Gender, Minority Groups, Gendered Labour, Feminism, Feminist Studies


Ethnic Minority Women, Race

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