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Gender Inequality in the Labour Market in the UK

Giovanni Razzu


The 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. The book offers a coherent account of gender inequality in the labour market. Includes an introduction with the wider context, the basic facts on various relevant labour market outcomes, international comparisons, and the legislative framework. Chapters focus on the key issues, offering analysis of the way inequality in the labou ... More

Keywords: gender, inequality, labour market, gender pay gap, gender employment gap, occupation segregation, business cycles, household work, school subject choices

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199686483
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686483.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Giovanni Razzu, editor
Professor of Economics of Public Policy, University of Reading

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1 The Wider Context

Giovanni Razzu

2 The Macroeconomic Context

Giovanni Razzu and Carl Singleton

3 The Gender Pay Gap in the UK Labour Market

Wendy Olsen, Vanessa Gash, Leen Vandecasteele, Hein Heuvelman, and Pierre Walthery

4 The Transition from Education to Work

Sarah Morgan and Helen Carrier

5 Occupational Segregation

Robert M. Blackburn, Jennifer Jarman, and Girts Racko

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