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Gender segregation and social change [electronic resource] : men and women in changing labour markets /
edited by Alison MacEwen Scott.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
description
xiv, 374 p. : ill.
ISBN
0198273932 (Cloth)
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
isbn
0198273932 (Cloth)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from e-book title screen (viewed April 18, 2008).
catalogue key
7369943
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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'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
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Summaries
Long Description
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
Long Description
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 areanalysed 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
Long Description
Despite profound economic and social reforms during the Eighties, British men and women remain highly segregated at work; this separatism is strongly related to inequalities in pay, career prospects, and employment protection. This book, part of the new Social Change and Economic Life Initiative Series, explores the nature and significance of gender segregaton within the context of British labor market change, examining the sex-labelling of jobs, comparisons between "male" and "female" occupations, and discussions of demand and supply in the labor force.
Main Description
A systematic analysis of issues surrounding the segregation of men and women at work, based on the study of six local labour markets in Britain during the 1980s. The author covers inequalities in pay, career prospects, and employment protection.
Main Description
Despite profound economic and social reforms during the Eighties, British men and women remain highly segregated at work; this separatism is strongly related to inequalities in pay, career prospects, and employment protection. This book, part of the new Social Change and Economic Life Initiative Series, explores the nature and significance of gender segregation within the context of British labor market change, examining the sex-labelling of jobs, comparisons between "male" and "female" occupations, and discussions of demand and supply in the labor force.
Table of Contents
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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