Tackling the underlying issues that contribute to gender pay inequalities in Wales in employment and self employment.
Let’s Hear it for the Girls: Learning Gender Equality Lessons
Despite the many advances in legislation and policy, creating equality for women in the workplace is still an ongoing endeavour. It is crucial that we continue to address the gender pay gap and create fair and equal opportunities for women, but are we doing enough to prevent these issues from taking root with the next generation of workers - girls and young women?
A woman’s place is………..?
As well as never being done, a woman’s work as we have been led to believe it, is in the home. In terms of understanding the history of self employed welsh women, this raised some interesting questions.
One of the first journals I came across mentioned the Royal Commission into
the State of Education in Wales (1847). The report was damning of the welsh language and of welsh women, claiming them as a “…manifold barrier to the moral progress and commercial prosperity of the people…….”.
The aim of the WAVE project is to understand and ‘interrupt’ the ways in which gender pay inequalities are consistently reproduced through occupational segregation in employment and self employment, through the ways in which ‘women’s work is contracted’ and through the operation of pay systems.
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Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE)
Central Management Team
The University of South Wales
Faculty of Business, Law, Accounting, Humanities and Social Sciences
Pontypridd, Wales - UK