Gender Inequality in the Eastern European Labour Market: Twenty-five years of transition since the fall of communism, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Gender Inequality in the Eastern European Labour Market

Twenty-five years of transition since the fall of communism, 1st Edition

Edited by Giovanni Razzu


276 pages | 106 B/W Illus.

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Under communism there was, in the countries of Eastern Europe, a high level of gender equality in the labour market, particularly in terms of high participation rates by women. The transition from communism has upset this situation, with different impacts in the different countries. This book presents a comprehensive overview of gender and the labour market since the fall of communism in a wide range of Eastern European countries. Each country chapter describes the nature of inequality in the particular country, and goes on to examine the factors responsible for this, including government policies, changing social attitudes, levels of educational attainment and the impact of motherhood. Overall, the book provides an interesting comparison to the situation in Western developed countries, outlining differences and similarities. No one single Eastern European model emerges while, as in Western developed countries, a range of experiences and trends is the norm.

Table of Contents

Prologue1. The Wider Context Giovanni Razzu 2. Bulgaria Vasil Tzanov 3. The Czech Republic Lenka Filipova and Mariola Pytlikova 4. East Germany Heike Trappe 5. Estonia Rein Vöörmann and Jelena Helemäe 6. Hungary Eva Fodor 7. Lithuania Boguslavas Gruzeyskis and Vida Kanopiene 8. Poland Jan Baran, Roma Keister, Piotr Lewandowski, Iga Magda9. Romania Giovanni Razzu 10. Slovenia Jana Javornik Epilogue

About the Editor

Giovanni Razzu is Professor of Economics of Public Policy at the University of Reading, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of Russian and East European Studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies