Date of Award

1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Social Work

First Advisor

Traut, Adolf Ehren,

Keywords

Sociology, Industrial and Labor Relations.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The data presented was a comparative study of the labour organization, utilization and valuation of male and female bank employees as it relates to job status and job grade. Variables such as education level, amount of time employed by the bank, age, marital status, and number of children were controlled in this examination. It was found that education level, time employed by the bank, and age were not significant variables in explaining the job grade differences between full-time and part-time employees, and male and female employees. The only exception occurred for employees 25 years of age or less, and part-time employees. For these two groups, differences in the job grade levels between male and female employees disappeared. The introduction of marital status and number of children revealed a complex inter-relationship between job status and gender. Single employees and employees with children were the most likely to be employed part-time. However, for these groups, men and women were equally as likely to be employed part-time. This equal gender distribution changed for the 'non-single' employees and employees with children, not because women were more likely to work part-time, but because men were much more less likely to work part-time. The examination of job status shifting revealed that male and female single employees and employees with no children were equally as likely to shift job status. These groups were more likely than the 'non-single' worker's and workers with children to shift job status. These findings lend support to the idea of self-selection in job status arrangement. Yet, the factors influencing this self-selection are in need of examination given the results of the unequal valuation of labour according to gender and full-time job status. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1996 .P59. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 34-06, page: 2257. Adviser: Adolf Ehren Traut. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1996.

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