Restructuring Gender Relations and Employment: The Decline of the Male Breadwinner

Paperback | June 1, 1999

EditorRosemary Crompton

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Women's employment is on the increase throughout Europe, and more women are going into managerial and professional ocupations. These changes are both cause and consequence of wider changes in the family, relations between the sexes, and social attitudes more generally. However, differences innational policies and attitudes mean that trends in women's employment show considerable variation across Europe. Restructuring Gender Relations and Employment investigates the differences in women's employment across Europe and explores the possibilities and limits of structural change and development. The book seeks to develop a new framework for the investigation of the changing mosaic of employment, familylives, and gender relations in contemporary Europe.

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Women's employment is on the increase throughout Europe, and more women are going into managerial and professional ocupations. These changes are both cause and consequence of wider changes in the family, relations between the sexes, and social attitudes more generally. However, differences innational policies and attitudes mean that tr...

Rosemary Crompton is a Professor of Sociology at City University, London

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Format:PaperbackPublished:June 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198296088

ISBN - 13:9780198296089

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Table of Contents

1. Rosemary Crompton.: The Decline of the Male Breadwinner: Explanations and Interpretations2. Jane Millar: Obligations and Autonomy in Social Welfare3. Anne Lise Ellingsaeter: Dual Breadwinners: Between State and Market4. Birgit Pfau-Effinger: The Modernization of Family and Motherhood in Western Europe5. Sue Yeandle: Women, Men And Non-Standard Employment: Recent Developments in the Sexual Division of Breadwinning and Caregiving in Germany, Italy and the UK6. Rosemary Crompton and Fiona Harris: Attitudes, Women's Employment and the Changing Domestic Division of Labour: A Cross-National Analysis7. Rosemary Crompton and Fiona Harris: Employment, Careers and Families: The Significance of Choice and Constraint in Women's Lives8. Nicky Le Leuvre: Gender, Occupational Feminisation and Reflexivity: A Cross-National Perspective9. Rosemary Crompton, Nicky Le Feuvre and Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund: The Restructuring of Gender Relations Within the Medical Professions: Theoretical and Empirical Implications10. Rosemary Crompton: Discussion and Conclusions

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`This tightly organised collection will make an important contribution to key debates at the heart of research in this field.'Colette Fagan; Work, Employment and Society, Vol. 15:1, 2001