Gender Equality in the Labour Market

Janet C. Gornick

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

 Gender Equality in the Labour Market

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The topic of this chapter is women's access to paid work and its impact on their economic resources compared to men in general and within the family. It presents a cross‐national portrait of gender inequality in the labour market in the early 1990s in 15 countries. Initially, the author focuses on labour market attachment (full‐time or part‐time work) and the earnings of working‐age women as a whole; subsequently, the analysis turns to married women and the mothers of young children. The chapter explores the extent to which welfare state regimes are associated with specific labour market outcomes.

Keywords: earnings; employment; family; gender inequalities; labour market; married women; mothers; paid work; welfare state; women

Chapter.  11840 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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