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By Harriet Bradley, Geraldine Healy

Via at once addressing the operating lives of black ladies, this publication demonstrates the way in which that the intersection of gendered and ethnic identities function within the contexts of labor and residential events. It places the British photograph of gender and ethnicity in a global context through drawing in studies, info and coverage insights from the USA and mainland Europe.

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About one-third of women work in these occupations. Gender segregation at an occupational level is marked, as in Britain: in 1998 women were, for example, 98 per cent of secretaries, 95 per cent of receptionists, 89 per cent of nursing aides, 84 per cent of elementary schoolteachers and 78 per cent of waitresses (Walsh and Wrigley 2001). It is not possible to make a direct comparison with the United Kingdom as the categories used in the census are different. 10 shows where women are clustered, but in industrial terms not occupational (that is, women may be working in these industries in clerical or managerial occupations, which is why manufacturing appears in the table).

She is their operations manager, and is working with unemployed people who have particular difficulties in finding jobs, such as single parents, people with criminal records, drug addicts and minority ethnic youth. Notably successful in her job, Aysha said that ‘my dream has always been, empowering people, developing people’.

Wherever you are in Europe, if you stay in a hotel you are likely to find ethnic minority women cleaning your room; and the domestic association has led to such women being employed across Europe as maids and nannies by rich middle-class families. Dumont and Liebig (2005) report that across Europe immigrant women are four times more likely to work in the household sector and twice as likely to work in hotels and catering than native-born women. Bridget Anderson’s work has highlighted the appalling conditions and sometimes downright brutality and abuse Ethnicity and Gender in the Labour Market 37 faced by these women if they are live-in servants (Anderson 2000).

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