The Presence of Ethnic Minority and Disabled men in Feminised Work: Intersectionality, Vertical Segregation and the Glass Escalator

  title={The Presence of Ethnic Minority and Disabled men in Feminised Work: Intersectionality, Vertical Segregation and the Glass Escalator},
  author={Carol Woodhams and Ben Lupton and Marc Cowling},
  journal={Sex Roles},
This article examines whether men in female-dominated areas of work are disproportionately drawn from disadvantaged groups – specifically in relation to minority ethnicity and disability. Whilst there is a developing literature on the experiences of men in female-dominated work much less is known about who they are. Using intersectionality as a framework, it is theorised that men with disadvantaged identities may be less able to realise their gender advantage and avoid – or move out of – low… 

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  • C. JiangW. Gong
  • Sociology
    The Palgrave Handbook of Intersectionality in Public Policy
  • 2019
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