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Female workers suffer in a recession

Female workers suffer in a recession
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Key Info
  • Female workers suffer in a recession
  • Duration: 02:51
  • Women who have lost their jobs in the economic recession describe the difficulties they have finding work. Gail Berry, who has three children, describes how hard it is to find employment that fits in with family responsibilities. Christine Tilling talks about trying to find a job that pays more than the minimum wage, and the lack of opportunities to re-train. A TUC spokesman explains how this amounts to discrimination against women. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 8 March 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Citizenship and Modern Studies

       Topic:

    Community Diversity and Identity

  • Keywords: equality, inequality, employers, employees, rights, gender, credit crunch, economy, unemployment, carers, childcare
Ideas for use in class
  • Look at equality and discrimination as a way of exploring topical and controversial issues and problems. Broaden the discussion of diversity to include - sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, physical and sensory ability, belief, religion and class. Discussions about gender inequality should consider how life in the UK has been shaped over the years by political, social, economic and cultural changes.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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