Policy for a Change

Local Labour Market Analysis and Gender Equality

Edited by Sue Yeandle

Policy for a Change

Edited by Sue Yeandle

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

232 pages
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781847420541 Published November 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Why is it so difficult to turn girls' success at school into success in the labour market? How does detailed evidence about women's engagement with local labour markets affect the 'preference theory' debate? Why is part-time employment such a popular but economically damaging choice for women? What barriers still limit women's horizons and narrow their aspirations? Using a new and original approach, this illuminating book explores women's employment at the start of the 21st century, in particular identifying aspects of women's labour market situation which remain poorly understood and challenging much 'received wisdom' about women and work. The contributors examine pervasive myths about women in employment which have influenced policy and explore a number of theoretical puzzles and problems which persist despite attempts to tackle them. "Policy for a change" will be essential reading for professionals, employers and trade unions working in human resources, regeneration, equalities and diversity, anti-poverty, skills and training, as well as for researchers, teachers and students in sociology, social and public policy, labour market economics, urban studies and management.
Contents
Introduction - Sue Yeandle

Local labour markets in public policy context - Sue Yeandle, Cinnamon Bennett, Lisa Buckner, Karen Escott and Linda Grant

Women's labour market situation: myths, puzzles and problems - Sue Yeandle, Cinnamon Bennett, Lisa Buckner, Karen Escott and Linda Grant

Segregation and clustering in the labour market: men, women and local level analysis - Lisa Buckner

Discrimination and disadvantage in local labour markets: issues affecting Black and minority ethnic women - Sue Yeandle and Lisa Buckner

Accessing the labour market - Karen Escott

Job design and working hours: key sources of gender inequality - Linda Grant

Tough at the top: women's career progression, an example in the local government sector - Cinnamon Bennett and Ning Tang

Policy for a change - Sue Yeandle
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