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Women and the Law

Sandra Fredman


Women's pay still lags significantly behind that of men; and women continue to congregate in low status, low paid jobs. Yet men and women are now formally equal before the law. Indeed, legislation positively outlawing discrimination has been in force for over two decades both in the UK and in the European Union. The key question asked by the author is: Why has the law had so little impact? The answer, she argues, lies in the structure of the law itself. In a wide-ranging examination of sources drawn from political theory, social history and law, the first part of the book develops a critical f ... More

Keywords: women's pay, low status, law, UK, European Union, structure, political theory, social history, North America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198763239
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198763239.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sandra Fredman, author
Exeter College, Oxford