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Disadvantaged Groups

             In Canadian Societies the group that are looked upon as disadvantaged, are suspected to increases in poverty. The groups are; .
             1. Women .
             2. Children.
             3. Persons with Disability .
             4. Aboriginal People .
             Women .
             - Increasingly evident is that women’s economic dependency within a patriarchal society has made poverty very likely.
             - Known as Feminization of poverty; means that, without the support of a man, a women is likely to be poor. (Stats on pg.206).
             - At every stage of their lives, women are more prone to poverty than men, and more likely to be trapped, and eventually die, in a life of poverty .
             The household as an economic unit.
             Private Realm.
             - Social and Biological reproduction (mostly women dominated).
             Public Realm .
             - Productive Labour, earning an income (dominated by men).
             Women Men .
             *Double Ghetto .
             - Unpaid Domestic Labour *Highly paid, high-status .
             - Poorly Paid (low-status pink- white-collar, physical blue.
             Collar jobs in paid work force collar .
             *Private Realm *Public Realm.
             - greater suitability for -greater suitability for hard.
             soft, emotional, passive, & nurturant cold aggressive, .
             roles of wife, mother, and overall caregiver competitive marketplace.
             ~ Traditional Pink Collar sectors clerical, teaching, nursing, social work, and domestic .
             ~ Double Day- to do a full day’s work outside of the home during the day, followed by .
             the equivalent amount of time doing domestic labour required to keep the household .
             ~ Women were “pushed” into the labour force as result of economic downturn .