Reassessment of women's professions and women's labour

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It frequently occurs that people who have traditional female occupations are paid less than people who have traditional male occupations. A hall-porter (an occupation for which no primary training is required) draws a higher salary than a group leader in a child care centre (an occupation for which Lower Vocational Education or Intermediate Vocational Education is required) and just as much as an assistant director of a day care center who has had Intermediate Vocational Education or Higher Vocational Education.

The work women carry out is often regarded as something everybody can do or as being complementary to men's work. The significance of women's labour in relation to the economy is consequently not recognized.

Women from Gelderland find it about time that the work women carry out will be reassessed, both materially (money) and immaterially (status).


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