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Employment patterns in contemporary retailing : gender and work in five supermarkets.

Penn, Roger and Wirth, Betty (1993) Employment patterns in contemporary retailing : gender and work in five supermarkets. Service Industries Journal, 13 (4). pp. 252-266. ISSN 1743-9507

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Abstract

This article examines trends in patterns of employment within contemporary retailing. It focuses upon five supermarkets in the Lancaster area. In each store the proportion of part-timers had increased during the 1980s and in four cases it stood at over 70 per cent in 1990. However, there were marked differences in the proportions of female full-time and part-time employees who were married. Management reported similar perceptions of the relative advantages and disadvantages of employing married women within their stores. These belief systems coexisted with radically divergent recruitment strategies by these managements. These variations were embedded within typical recruitment strategies in each of the firms examined.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Service Industries Journal
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 35090
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2011 11:39
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:45
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/35090

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