Despite profound economic and social changes in Britain during the 1980s, men and women remain highly segregated at work; a segregation strongly related to inequalities in pay, career prospects, and employment protection. This book analyses the nature and significance of gender segregation within the context of labour market change. The analysis has many novel features. These include a combination of economic and sociological approaches;
the integration of demand and supply explanations; systematic comparisons between 'male' and 'female' jobs; the incorporation of work history and life cycle variables; and the investigation of 'sexist
attitudes' and the sex-labelling of jobs. The effects of social change are analysed through employer, industry, and locality case studies. The results show that the sex ratio of a job is an important aspect of labour market structure, whether or not gender is the focus of the study, and that desegregation is still a long way off. Contributors: Brendan Burchell, Rosemary Crompton, Sara Horrell, John Lovering, Alison MacEwen Scott, Ann
Martin, Roger Penn, Jill Rubery, Kay Sanderson, Hilda Scattergood, Peter Sloane, Carolyn Vogler
`Alison Macewen Scott explains the main findings clearly in an excellent introduction ... This collection provides interesting, detailed information on the labour market and gender segregation and will be welcomed by social scientists with a specific interest in this area.'
Times Higher Education Supplement
`an impressive volume, examining a single central theme via different research methodologies, and reaching clear conclusions'
Work, Employment and Society
Series: Social Change and Economic Life Initiative
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 20th October 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.7
Weight (kg): 0.63