The institution of work and how organizational culture and job segregation promotes sexism and male dominance in work for pay.

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Social Policy Essay: "Sexism in Work and Pay": The institution of work is the central institution within society. Every person, no matter their gender, needs work to survive in our economically based society. Gender in our society is intertwined with work because the institution of work creates and sustains gender, and more specifically gender inequalities. In 1977, the Canadian government passed a Canadian Human Rights Act that provided the legal foundation for employment equity/affirmative action …

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