An individual written assignment
“Gender equality is one of the main political goals in Europe.... Nevertheless, European labour markets are still significantly stratified by gender. We observe horizontal gender segregation i.e. that women and men work in different jobs ...We also find vertical gender inequalities i.e. that women are disadvantaged compared to men in terms of income and access to supervisory positions”.
(Dammrich & Blossfield, 2017 p263)
Critically evaluate the above statement considering the current roles of men and women at work and likely future work roles of men and women in the UK. Use appropriate evidence and examples to support your answer.
The essay will be assessed in relation to relevance, evidence and structure/presentation.
Your answer should be in essay format.
Tutor referral will apply to this assessment component. Tutor – referred work must be resubmitted on the date advised in your feedback.
The essay is assessed on the following three areas:
Relevance- the discussion must be relevant to the question set based on the key topics covered in lessons. Description should be avoided, instead critically evaluating the material content. The answer should relate back to the question and the quote.
Evidence – independent research should be undertaken to support the work. A wide variety of academic materials is recommended including textbooks, journal articles and reliable websites all of which should be accurately referenced. Recommended reading lists are available in the handbook but original, relevant research will be recognised.
Structure and Presentation- An appropriate essay format should be used. References must use the APA 6th referencing system. Consideration will also be given to how clearly the discussion is structured. Please make an appointment with the Academic Skills Tutors for any additional help needed with essay writing and referencing.
Pay close attention to the Assessment and Grading Criteria at the end of this document. These criteria will be used to provide feedback on your marked assignment.