- of or relating to a type of employment traditionally held by women, especially relatively low-paying work: secretaries, phone operators, and other pink-collar workers.
Origin of pink-collar
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Examples from the Web for pink-collar
It speaks of women being “pigeonholed” into “pink-collar” jobs in health and education.No, Women Don’t Make Less Money Than Men
Christina Hoff Sommers
February 1, 2014
Maintaining a lavish lifestyle is a commonly cited rationale for committing white- or pink-collar crimes.
Among the top 10 cases, five involved “pink-collar criminals” who pocketed anywhere from $4.8 to $16 million.
Dana Goldstein on why reform proposals stiff “pink-collar” workers.
Do the reform proposals kicking around Congress do enough to provide stability to these “pink-collar” workers and their families?
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Word Origin and History for pink-collar
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