The seduction of outcomes: concluding remarks

Jude Browne

in Sex segregation and inequality in the modern labour market

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9781861345998
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303343 | DOI:
The seduction of outcomes: concluding remarks

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This chapter reviews the main arguments of this research and suggests future policy directions. The stubborn survival of vertical occupational sex segregation (VOSS) has prompted a range of explanations. It is only possible to identify VOSS as the manifestation of injustice when its causes are confirmed as the result of malpractice or unreasonably restricted opportunities. It has shown that many institutional and policy-based restrictions on lifestyle options available to individuals are based on stereotypical assumptions about the capabilities of each sex, irrespective of normative and practical ambitions.

Keywords: VOSS; injustice; lifestyle options; sex; policy

Chapter.  1137 words. 

Subjects: Gender and Sexuality

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