(a) Select a story/article from your local and/or international newspaper, which could be relevant to social sciences and summarise the article. (100 words)
(b) Refer to journal entry two (a) (summary of newspaper article) and reflect upon how this topic can be explored using two different social science disciplines. (200 words)
a) Zazueta J. (2021). Exploring the gender gap in the labor market: a sex-disaggregated view
In this article a simple mathematics model is constructed that explains the dynamics of the gender gap in a labor market niche and examine how sexism, market size, and market dynamism influence the system's evolution. By observing a broad sample of the parameter space, a high-level characterization of the framework is proposed, and particular cases of importance to policy-making are investigated. The goal of this paper is to present a model that can be used to investigate the consequences of policy decisions and to discuss some of these consequences in order to shed light on potential policy-making aimed at closing the gender gap.
b) Allen J. (2021). So much more than cheap labor! Volunteers engage in emotional labor
The article focuses more on volunteer workmanship and and emotional labour. Despite the fact that volunteers are the lifeblood of many nonprofits, the volunteer rate is at an all-time low since records began in 2002. Many volunteers are required to offer excellent customer support to charitable agency customers, in addition to a variety of other responsibilities. We suggest that volunteers be aware of organizational show laws, participate in emotional labor, and feel emotional exhaustion, based on Hochschild's model of emotional labor among employees. Using a representative pool of nonprofit volunteers