Gender inequality and social change: Segregation in the modern labour market

Overview

This book presents a novel interpretation of the nature, causes and consequences of sex inequality in the modern labour market. Employing a sophisticated new theoretical framework, and drawing on original fieldwork, the book develops a subtle account of the phenomenon of sex segregation and offers a major challenge to existing approaches.In an environment increasingly defined by attempts to converge and consolidate international policy objectives, an in-depth understanding of contemporary forms of inequality is ...

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Overview

This book presents a novel interpretation of the nature, causes and consequences of sex inequality in the modern labour market. Employing a sophisticated new theoretical framework, and drawing on original fieldwork, the book develops a subtle account of the phenomenon of sex segregation and offers a major challenge to existing approaches.In an environment increasingly defined by attempts to converge and consolidate international policy objectives, an in-depth understanding of contemporary forms of inequality is vital to anyone interested in the effective translation of normative accounts of social justice into practical policy. Aimed at academics and advanced students working in social policy, sociology and political science, as well as policy makers, this book makes an important contribution to knowledge and debate in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861345998
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jude Browne, Downing College, University of Cambridge

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Table of Contents

List of figures and tables Acknowledgements Introduction

1. Explanations of occupational sex segregation
2. VOSS in the BBC
3. What people say in the BBC
4. The 'herding effect'
5. The seduction of outcomes: concluding remarks

References Appendix 1: Examples of important reforms to British law relevant to sex equality Appendix 2: BBC occupational groups by female concentration, sex and pay grade Appendix 3: BBC pay grades Index

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