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Women's Employment in Europe : Trends and Prospects - Colette Fagan

Women's Employment in Europe

Trends and Prospects

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Based on extensive original research, this volume examines contemporary patterns of womens employment in Europe in the context of the profound economic, social and cultural changes that have taken place in recent years. It considers the progress made towards equal treatment in the labour market in the light of European Union action programmes, and examines the prospects for womens employment under the fourth action programme. The authors conclude that progress towards equal treatment will only occur when gender issues are fully integrated into the European Commissions employment and labour market policies.

List of figuresp. viii
List of tablesp. x
List of boxesp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
List of abbreviationsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Women's employment in Europe: trends and prospects
Women's employment in a changing Europe
Introductionp. 13
Political and economic changep. 17
A changing world and a changing European economy: the implications for women and men in the European Union
Convergence and divergence within European member states
The impact of the changing economic and political conditions on men and women: gender and country differences
Summary: swimming against the tide
Organisational and employment changep. 62
Current trends and developments in organisations and employment practices
Summary: towards a more or a less segmented labour market
Changes in women's labour supply and household compositionp. 80
Trends in women's labour market activity
Trends in women's qualification levels and their impact on labour market behaviour
Trends in family formation, household structure and women's activity rates
Motherhood, education and women's employment rates
Conclusions
Indicators of women's employment in the 1990s
Introductionp. 115
Wage work, care work and welfarep. 118
Gender and the employment rate
Unemployment and labour market organisation
The welfare state and family system
Summary
Occupational segregationp. 168
Measuring sex segregation
Indices of occupational segregation and concentration
Differences between member states in the pattern of segregation and occupational structure
Other dimensions to segregation: atypical employment, sector and workplace
Trends in occupational segregation
Trends in vertical segregation
Summary and policy conclusions
Wage determination and sex segregation in employmentp. 223
Trends in the gender pay gap
The effect of atypical workers on the gender pay gap
Systems of wage protection
The risk of low pay
Pay dispersion trends
Summary: the need to mainstream gender pay equity
Gender and working-timep. 251
The expansion of part-time jobs
Working hours and contractual status
Unsocial hours working
Working hours and the life cycle
Temporary work and the life cycle
Summary
Reflections on trends and future prospects
Introductionp. 285
Gender and future labour market trendsp. 287
Gender and future labour supply trends
Gender and the restructuring of the European labour market
Prospects for equalityp. 303
Gender equality: a case of uneven progress
Towards an equal opportunities employment policy in Europe?
Appendixp. 317
Notesp. 321
Bibliographyp. 324
Indexp. 340
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ISBN: 9780415198547
ISBN-10: 0415198542
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 5th August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.67  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1