Paid employment and the changing system of gender relations: a cross-national comparison

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_42645FAE2D00
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Paid employment and the changing system of gender relations: a cross-national comparison
Périodique
Sociology
Auteur(s)
Crompton R., Le Feuvre N.
ISSN
0038-0385
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1996
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
30
Numéro
3
Pages
427-445
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Equality with men in the world of paid work has been a major feminist objective. Given that work in the `public' sphere has historically been shaped on the assumption that the `worker' will be male, then national employment systems which facilitate masculine employment patterns (i.e. full-time work and unbroken employment careers) might be expected to be more likely to generate gender equality. This paper compares women's employment in France (where `masculine' careers for women are common) and Britain (where part-time work and broken employment careers are more likely) at the macro, meso (occupational), and micro (individual) levels. The two occupations studied are finance and pharmacy. The evidence presented suggests that there are considerable similarities between women in the two countries at the occupational and individual level, despite national variations. In the light of this evidence, structural and individual explanations of women's employment behaviour are examined, and the continuing significance of structural constraint on the patterning of gender relations is emphasised.
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