Gender Inequality in the Labour Market in the UK

Hardcover | June 15, 2014

EditorGiovanni Razzu

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This book addresses one of the most topical and pressing areas of inequality experienced by women in the UK: inequality in the labour market. Despite the changed and changing position of women in society there remain substantial gender differences in the labour market. Bringing together the expertise of a range of authors, including renowned scholars and senior policy makers, it offers a coherent account of gender inequality in the labour market. It includes:* An extensive introduction with the wider context, the basic facts on various relevant labour market outcomes, international comparisons, and the legislative framework;* Chapters that focus on the key issues, offering analysis of the way inequality in the labour market is related to the wider macroeconomic dynamics, factors that explain the gender pay gap, the transition from education to the labour market, the dimensions of occupational segregation, and thedivision of labour within the household.The book is essential reading for academics and students with an interest in gender inequality and the labour market, as well as for those who would like an objective account of the main factors explaining this inequality.

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This book addresses one of the most topical and pressing areas of inequality experienced by women in the UK: inequality in the labour market. Despite the changed and changing position of women in society there remain substantial gender differences in the labour market. Bringing together the expertise of a range of authors, including re...

Giovanni Razzu is Professor of Economics of Public Policy at the University of Reading. Previously he has worked as an economist in various Government Departments and two independent reviews that have informed and shaped the equalities agenda in the UK: the Equalities Review and the National Equality Panel. He is also a member of the ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:June 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199686483

ISBN - 13:9780199686483

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Table of Contents

1. Giovanni Razzu: Introduction: The Wider Context2. Giovanni Razzu and Carl Singleton: The Macroeconomic Context: Gender Business Cycle3. Wendy Olsen, Vanessa Gash, Hein Heuvelman, Pierre Walthery: The Gender Pay Gap in the UK Labour Market4. Sarah Morgan and Helen Carrier: The Transition from Education to Work: A Focus on Subject Choices5. Robert M Blackburn, Jennifer Jarman and Girts Racko: Occupational Segregation: Its Vertical and Horizontal Dimensions6. Man Yee Kan: Household Production and the Labour Market