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Title: New initiative, old problem: classroom assistants and the under-valuation of women's work
Author(s): Gilbert, Kay
Warhurst, Chris
Nickson, Dennis
Hurrell, Scott
Commander, Johanna
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Issue Date: Jan-2012
Citation: Gilbert K, Warhurst C, Nickson D, Hurrell S & Commander J (2012) New initiative, old problem: classroom assistants and the under-valuation of women's work, Industrial Relations Journal, 43 (1), pp. 22-37.
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.
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