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Women, Labor Segmentation and Regulation

Varieties of Gender Gaps

Editors: Peetz, David, Murray, Georgina (Eds.)

  • • Debates the ongoing, key issue of gender inequality in employment, focusing on the role of occupations in promoting gender gaps.• Provides an international and interdisciplinary perspective on income and employment inequality.• Proposes policy solutions to gender inequality for the 21st century.

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About this book

This book re-shapes thinking on ‘gender gaps’—differences between men and women in their incomes, their employment and their conditions of work. It shows how the interaction between regulation distance and content, labor segmentation and norms helps us understand various aspects of gender gaps. 

 

It brings together leading authors from industrial relations, sociology, politics, and feminist economics, who outline the roles the family, state public policy, trade unions and class play in creating gender gaps, and consider the lessons from international comparisons.  While many studies have focused on the role of society or organizations, this book also pays attention to the role of occupations in promoting and reinforcing gender gaps, discussing groups such as apparel outworkers, film and video workers, care workers, public-sector professionals like librarians, chief executives, academics, and coal miners.

 

This book will be of interest to practitioners, policy makers, academics and students interested in understanding why inequality between men and women persists today—and what might be done about it.

 

About the authors

David Peetz is Professor of Employment Relations at Griffith University, Nathan, Australia. He is the author of Unions in a Contrary World and Brave New Workplace, co-author of Women of the Coal Rushes and a co-researcher at the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work, Montreal.  

 

Georgina Murray is Associate Professor at Griffith University, Nathan, Australia. She is the author of many articles and papers, as well as Capitalist Networks and Social Class in Australia and New Zealand, co-author of Women of the Coal Rushes, and co-editor of Financial Elites and Transnational Business: Who Rules the World?.   


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Regulation Distance, Labor Segmentation, and Gender Gaps

    Peetz, David

    Pages 3-22

  • Gender and Class Relations

    Murray, Georgina (et al.)

    Pages 23-40

  • Regulating for Equality: Modalities of Regulation and Gender Gaps

    Gottfried, Heidi

    Pages 41-60

  • The Changing Sexual Politics of Gender Regulation by Unions

    Franzway, Suzanne

    Pages 61-77

  • Employment Regulation and Worker-Carers: Reproducing Gender Inequality in the Domestic and Market Spheres?

    Charlesworth, Sara (et al.)

    Pages 79-96

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55495-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $64.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56122-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women, Labor Segmentation and Regulation
Book Subtitle
Varieties of Gender Gaps
Editors
  • David Peetz
  • Georgina Murray
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55495-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55495-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56122-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 271
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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