1st Edition

Women's Work and Wages

Edited By Christina Jonung, Inga Persson Copyright 1998
    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    270 Pages
    by Routledge

    At a time when women in industrialized countries have a stronger and more permanent presence in the labour market than ever before, why does the gender pay gap differ so greatly between countries? The contributors to this book use empirical studies of gender differences in family responsibilities and time allocation to demonstrate how such differences affect women's wages and analyse pay structures and wage mobility throughout Europe.

    Introduction, Inga Persson, Christina Jonung; Part 1 Where are we in the Economics of Gender?; Chapter 1 The Gender Pay Gap, Francine D. Blau; Chapter 2 Occupational Segregation by Sex and Changeover Time, Christina Jonung; Chapter 3 Alternative Approaches to Occupational Exclusion, George E. Johnson, Frank P. Stafford; Part 2 Gender Roles, Time Allocation and Wages; Chapter 4 Patterns of Time Use in France and Sweden, Dominique Anxo, Lennart Flood; Chapter 5 Cohort Effects on the Gender Wage Gap in Denmark, Michèle Naur, Nina Smith; Chapter 6 Gender Differences in Pay Among Young Professionals in Sweden, Maria Hemström; Part 3 Gender and Pay Structures; Chapter 7 Wage Differentials and Gender in Norway, Pål Longva, Steinar Strøm; Chapter 8 The Gender Wage Gap in Finnish Industry 1980–94, Rita Asplund; Chapter 9 Fringe Benefits and Gender Gaps:, Lena Granqvist; Chapter 10 Gender, Wages and Discrimination in the USSR, Katarina Katz;


    Inga Persson is Professor of Economics at Lund University, Sweden. She holds a chair in the Economics of Gender and has published on labor market policy, unemployment, the welfare state and the economic position of women. Her publications include Generating Equality in the Welfare State: The Swedish Experience (1990)., Christina Jonung is a University Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Lund University, Sweden. Her research has concerned the economic position of women in Sweden and gender equality policies.