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Gender Segregation and Social Change : Men and Women in Changing Labour Markets - Alison MacEwen Scott

Gender Segregation and Social Change

Men and Women in Changing Labour Markets

By: Alison MacEwen Scott (Editor)

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Published: 20th October 1994
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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

List of Figures
List of Tables
Notes on the Contributors
Gender Segregation and the SCELI Researchp. 1
Segregation, Sexism, and Labour Supplyp. 39
Divided Women: Labour Market Segmentation and Gender Segregationp. 80
'And never the twain shall meet'? Gender Segregation and Work Historiesp. 121
The Gender Wage Differential and Discrimination in the Six SCELI Local Labour Marketsp. 157
Part-time Work and Gender Inequality in the Labour Marketp. 205
Gender Segregation in the Retail Industryp. 235
The Gendered Restructuring of Employment in the Finance Sectorp. 271
Gender, Technology, and Employment Change in Textilesp. 301
Employers, the Sex-Typing of Jobs, and Economic Restructuringp. 329
Methodological Appendixp. 356
Indexp. 367
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ISBN: 9780198273936
ISBN-10: 0198273932
Series: Social Change and Economic Life Initiative
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 20th October 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.7  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.63