Women and Employment: Changing Lives and New Challenges

Women and Employment: Changing Lives and New Challenges

By: Heather Joshi (editor), Jacqueline Scott (editor), Shirley Dex (editor)Paperback

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How is women's employment shaped by family and domestic responsibilities? This book, written by leading experts in the field, examines twenty-five years of change in women's employment and addresses the challenges facing women today. The authors offer an innovative analysis of how global changes including new migration processes, educational expansion, transnational labour markets, technological advances and the global economy affect women's labour market experiences. They tackle issues relevant for future change, including gender inequalities and ethnic diversities, and confront contentious questions such as what is meant by work-life balance. The book provides new empirical research that both advances our understanding of the challenges posed by women's employment in our changing society and draws out the policy lessons that could improve economic and social wellbeing. Providing dynamic analysis of employment-family inter relationships, Women and Employment will be of great relevance to social scientists and academics interested in employment and family as well as policymakers concerned with changing women's employment.

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Edited by Jacqueline Scott, Professor of Empirical Sociology, University of Cambridge, UK, Shirley Dex, Professor of Longitudinal Social Research in Education, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education, University of London, UK and Heather Joshi, Professor of Economic and Developmental Demography, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education, University of London, UK


Contents: Introduction: Changing Lives and New Challenges Jacqueline Scott, Shirley Dex, Heather Joshi, Kate Purcell and Peter Elias PART I: WOMEN AND EMPLOYMENT: ASSESSING PROGRESS ON EQUALITY 1. Achieving Equality in the Knowledge Economy Kate Purcell and Peter Elias 2. Changes in Women's Occupations and Occupational Mobility Over 25 Years Shirley Dex, Kelly Ward and Heather Joshi 3. Ethnic Differences in Women's Labour Market Activity Angela Dale, Joanne Lindley, Shirley Dex and Anthony Rafferty PART II: DYNAMICS OF EMPLOYMENT AND FAMILY ACROSS THE LIFE COURSE 4. Putting Women on the Research Agenda: The 1980 Women and Employment Survey Jean Martin and Ceridwen Roberts 5. The New Dynamics of Family Formation and the Explosion of Childbearing Outside Marriage John Ermisch 6. Changing Gender Role Attitudes Jacqueline Scott PART III: WORK-LIFE BALANCE 7. Working Full-Time After Motherhood Susan McRae 8. Class Difference in Mothers' Work Schedules and Assessments of their `Work-Life Balance' in Dual-Earner Couples in Britain Colette Fagan, Linda McDowell, Diane Perrons, Kathryn Ray and Kevin Ward 9. Mothers' Employment, Work-Life Conflict, Careers and Class Rosemary Crompton and Clare Lyonette 10. The Household Division of Labour: Changes in Families' Allocation of Paid and Unpaid Work Susan Harkness 11. Work-Family Balance Policies: Issues and Development in the UK 1997-2005 in Comparative Perspective Jane Lewis PART IV: WAYS FORWARD 12. Women and Work in the UK: The Need for a Modernisation of Labour Market Institutions Jill Rubery 13. The Regulation of Women's Pay: From Individual Rights to Reflexive Law? Simon Deakin and Colm McLaughlin 14. Migration, Employment and Gender Divisions of Labour Linda McDowell, Adina Batnitzky and Sarah Dyer 15. Policy on Care: A Help or Hindrance to Gender Equality? Susan Himmelweit Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781848447080
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781848447080
  • ISBN10: 1848447086

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