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Formal Work: State Occupations and Work in the Tourist Industry

  • Daliany Jerónimo Kersh
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Abstract

This chapter challenges the international consensus that women were disproportionately affected by the restructuring of state jobs, using press sources to make a case that this was only initial because a concerted government effort to reincorporate women during the late 1990s reversed this trend. It explores why more women than men remained in their state professions by focusing on influential factors such as prestige, the tradition of having a profession, job security, preferable working conditions, and family wage economies. With regard to the tourism industry, Jerónimo Kersh questions the widely held perception that workers were affected by racial discrimination in this sector; instead suggesting that sexual and/or age discrimination was more prevalent.

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  • Daliany Jerónimo Kersh
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  1. 1.Richmond, The American International UniversityLondonUK

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