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Author Hakim, Catherine.

Title Key Issues in Women's Work : Female Diversity and the Polarisation of Women's Employment.

Publication Info. London : Taylor and Francis, 2016.


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Edition 2nd ed.
Description 1 online resource (276 pages).
Series Contemporary Issues in Public Policy
Contemporary issues in public policy.
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Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Series Editors' Preface; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Cases; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1 Explaining Women's Subordination; Key issues in women's employment; Theoretical perspectives; Patriarchy and male dominance: Goldberg; Patriarchy, male organisation and job segregation: Hartmann; Rational choices within families: Becker; Preference theory: Hakim; Feminist debates; A cross-national comparative review; 2 Marginal Employment, Voluntary Work, Unpaid Household Work; Work and employment: the conceptual framework.
Marginal market workFamily workers; Home-based work; The informal economy; Seasonal and temporary work; Non-standard employment; Voluntary work and civic participation; Household work; Reproductive and caring work; Status of the housewife and househusband; Conclusions; 3 Feminisation of the Workforce; The creation of a part-time workforce; Part-time workers and secondary earners; Globalisation and the demasculinisation of work; Childcare services and homecare allowances; Do welfare states matter?; Conclusions; 4 Work Values, Work Plans and Social Interaction in the Workplace.
Attitudes to the sexual division of labourWork-life balance; Work orientations; Work commitment and work centrality; Workplans; Attitudes to authority and male dominance; Social interaction; Do attitudes determine behaviour?; Conclusions; 5 Labour Mobility and Women's Employment Profiles; Changing perspectives; The sources of change; The impact of childbirth on employment; Sample selection bias; Movement in and out of the labour force; Continuity of employment over the life cycle: three employment profiles; The implications of intermittent employment; Conclusions.
6 Occupational Segregation and the Pay GapJob segregation and labour market segmentation; Vertical job segregation and the pay gap; The impact of equal opportunities laws; Measures of occupational segregation; The new pattern of occupational segregation; Masculine and feminine work cultures; A segregated part-time workforce; Long term trends 1891-1991; The sex differential in earnings; Cross-national comparisons; The devaluation of women's work; The returns to education; Contextual factors; The glass ceiling and the glass escalator; Conclusions; 7 Social Engineering: The Role of the Law.
Four mechanisms of social engineeringThe development of discrimination law; Social science evidence on indirect discrimination; The problem of female heterogeneity; Conclusions; 8 Conclusions: Female Diversity and Workforce Polarisation; True lies; Sex and gender; Female heterogeneity; Polarisation within the workforce; Sex differentials; Feminism and public attitude; Rethinking patriarchy and male dominance; Explaining women's subordination; Looking ahead; Bibliography; Author Index; Subject Index.
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Subject Women -- Employment -- Great Britain.
Sex discrimination in employment -- Great Britain.
Sex role in the work environment -- Great Britain.
Labor policy -- Great Britain.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
Labor policy. (OCoLC)fst00990116
Sex discrimination in employment. (OCoLC)fst01114408
Sex role in the work environment. (OCoLC)fst01114655
Women -- Employment. (OCoLC)fst01176715
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Other Form: Print version: Hakim, Catherine. Key Issues in Women's Work : Female Diversity and the Polarisation of Women's Employment. London : Taylor and Francis, ©2016 9781904385165
ISBN 9781135310882 (electronic book)
1135310882 (electronic book)
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