Employment Equality Strategies in Liberal Welfare States

Julia S. O'Connor

in Gender and Welfare State Regimes

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780198294160
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600142 | DOI:

Series: Gender and Politics

 Employment Equality Strategies in Liberal Welfare States

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Examines strategies related to pay and employment equity in four countries representing the liberal welfare state regime: Australia, Canada, the UK, and the USA. After outlining the strategies pursued since the 1960s, the discussion shifts to their outcomes in terms of gender inequalities regarding occupational segregation and wage differentials. The concluding section discusses political and institutional explanations of the cross‐national differences between the countries, especially the importance of parties and industrial relations frameworks.

Keywords: Australia; Canada; equal pay; industrial relations; occupational segregation; political parties; UK; USA; wage differentials; welfare state

Chapter.  10922 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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