Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century: New Barriers and Continuing Constraints

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Jacqueline L. Scott, Rosemary Crompton, Clare Lyonette
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2010 - Social Science - 320 pages
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Both women and men strive to achieve a work and family balance, but does this imply more or less equality? Does the persistence of gender and class inequalities refute the notion that lives are becoming more individualised? This book documents how gender
 

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Contents

whats new about gender inequalities in the 21st century?
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PART I Family and Labour Market Change
17
the persisting importance of class and gender
19
2 Class reproduction occupational inheritance and occupational choices
40
a focus on Pakistani and Bangladeshi women
59
PART II Occupational Structures and Welfare Regimes
83
4 Gender and the postindustrial shift
85
5 Penalties of parttime work across Europe
109
8 Family class and gender strategies in mothers employment and childcare
174
gender differences across the life course
193
PART IV Understanding Inequalities
213
10 Withinhousehold inequalities across classes? Management and control of money
215
womens labour market participation and earnings inequality among households
242
PART V Confronting Complexity
255
daddys care or mothers milk?
257
capitalism and femininity
275

how countries differ
126
PART III The Challenge of Integrating Family and Work
151
evidence from longitudinal timeuse data
153

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