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Is the use of less-skilled labour to undertake work traditionally performed by apprentice-trained craft workers. Dilution has often been fiercely resisted by skilled workers and their trade unions, who have seen it as a threat to jobs, earnings, and status. In the UK during the two World Wars, dilution involved the use of women workers in munitions factories and other areas of traditionally male employment.

Subjects: Economics.


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