Labor Markets and Social Inequalities Analytical Essay

Labor Markets and Social Inequalities
Looks at social inequalities created by labor markets and work organizations in Canada.
# 147127 | 2,060 words | 2 sources | APA | 2011 | CA
Published on Feb 27, 2011 in Sociology (Theory) , Canadian Studies (Labor Studies) , Labor Studies (General)

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This paper relates the major social inequalities in Canada, the people it affects, and the public policies believed to be the most effective to reduce inequalities. The paper applies human capital theory as complemented by social-mobility theory and labor market segmentation theory as complemented by the dual economy theory to this problem. The paper concludes that the goal of employment equity is to ensure that ability is the only criteria in making employment decisions; however, in reality, despite legislation, continuing forms of indirect and direct discrimination against disadvantaged groups and individuals still exist.

From the Paper:

"Human capital theory also asks whether everyone has the same chance at gaining a post-secondary education. Differences in socio-economic status indirectly affect those seeking a higher education. With tuition fees continuing to rise, we need to ask if we are adding another factor to drive back human capital and place a barrier whereby only the rich and privileged will be able to afford education. Finally, it is shown that regional location, gender, and ethnicity figure prominently in occupational attainment."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Krahn, H.J. & Lower, G.S. (1993). Work in Canada: Readings in the Sociology of Work and Industry. Toronto: Thomson Nelson.
  • Krahn, H. J. & Lowe, G. S. (2005). Work, Industry, and Canadian Society (3rd ed.). Toronto: Thomson Nelson.

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