Women and European Employment

1st Edition

Colette Fagan, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, Mark Smith

Routledge
Published November 27, 1997
Reference - 370 Pages
ISBN 9780415169851 - CAT# RU16815
Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

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Summary

This is the first comprehensive and up-to-date study of the contribution of women and men to changing European economic activity patterns covering all fifteen member states. Based on the work of the European Commission's network of experts on women's employment, it draws on both national and European data sources. The book links trends in the structures of employment with new comparative data on the role of systems of welfare provision in order to explore economic activity patterns by gender. Participation patterns of women still vary widely within Europe, so much attention is paid to the institutions - both in the labour market and welfare - which help to explain these variations.

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