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Accounting for Gender: A gender analysis of support for work in South Bank and Grangetown

Accounting for Gender: A gender analysis of support for work in South Bank and Grangetown

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A gender analysis of the Job Connect employment service from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council. Findings revealed a quality service, but one that met men's needs more than women's.
A gender analysis of the Job Connect employment service from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council. Findings revealed a quality service, but one that met men's needs more than women's.

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The following table shows the number of clients who have received financial support
through Job Connect according to age and gender

2002-3

2003-4

AGES

Male
(% of total)

Female
(% of total)

Male
(% of total)

Female
(% of total)

16-25

32%

6%

39%

3%

26-35

29%

2%

24%

4%

36-45

14%

5%

17%

4%

46+

8%

4%

5%

4%

All ages

83%

17%

85%

15%

Number
receiving
financial
support

247

52

210

38

TOTAL
RECEIVING
FINANCIAL
SUPPORT

299

248

The following table shows the success rate of men and women who gained financial
support as a result of their contact with Job Connect

Year

Male clients

No / % gained
financial support Female clients

No / % gained
financial support

2002-3

580

247/43 %

222

52/23%

2003-4

604

210/35%

230

38/17%

Key points

• The ratio of male: females accessing financial support is 83:17 in 2002-3 and
85:15 in 2003-4 which shows a disproportionately larger number of males
receiving financial assistance, above the ratio of 72:28 total clients who access
Job Connect for general information and support.
• Slight increase in percentage of males and reduction in percentage of females
receiving financial support in years 2003-4.
• The second table shows that when men and women have accessed Job Connect,
men are almost twice as successful as women in getting financial support. It may
be that men’s and women’s financial needs when returning to work are different.

Accounting for Gender: Support for work in South Bank and Grangetown
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For example a man may require work boots and overalls, a women may get a
uniform provided with the job (see 4.3.4.2).

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