New initiative, old problem: classroom assistants and the under-valuation of women's work

Kay Gilbert, Chris Warhurst, Dennis Nickson, Scott Hurrell, Johanna Commander

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Centred on classroom assistants in Scotland, this paper examines the
process by which an occupation dominated by female workers becomes
undervalued. The qualitative data reveals the cognitive errors made by the
key actors – government, employers and unions in this process
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-37
Number of pages16
JournalIndustrial Relations Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • human resource management
  • classroom assistants
  • women
  • work

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