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1st Edition

Women, Employment and Organizations

ISBN 9780415328395
Published October 31, 2006 by Routledge
192 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book brings together the latest European and North American research on a series of key topics in the field of women's employment. Drawing on published and easily accessible statistics, it sets the topics in the appropriate policy contexts and systematically appraises them from the viewpoint of the challenges for the management of human resources. The book explores:

  • occupational segregation
  • the pay gap
  • work-life balance
  • part-time working
  • women, work and pensions
  • women in professional occupations
  • equality and diversity management
  • women and trade unions.

This is a highly useful book suitable for a wide range of courses including business studies, sociology, social policy and gender studies.

Table of Contents

1. Women, Employment and Organizations – Changes and Challenges  2. Gender Segregation  3. The Gender Pay Gap  4. Women and Part-Time Work  5. Women in the Professions and Management  6. From Equal Opportunities to Diversity Management  7. Work–Life Balance: Flexible Working?  8. Women and Trade Unions  9. Conclusion – Prospects for Women’s Employment

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Judith Glover is Professor of Employment Studies at the School of Business and Social Sciences, Roehampton University, UK.

Gill Kirton is Senior Lecturer in Employment Relations at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London, UK.