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Sex segregation in local labour markets

Walby, Sylvia and Bagguley, Paul (1990) Sex segregation in local labour markets. Work, Employment and Society, 4 (1). pp. 59-82. ISSN 0950-0170

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Abstract

The paper addresses the question of whether sex segregation in the labour market, one of the most significant causes in gender inequality in paid work, has changed recently. The paper starts by suggesting new ways of distinguishing between the horizontal and vertical components of segregation, by separating industrial from hierarchical segregation. Further, while most previous analysis has been at either a national level or at the level of specific industries, this paper approaches the issue in actual local labour markets, or travel-to-work areas. The paper uses these newly refined measures to address the issue of changes in sex segregation during 1971-1981. We argue that while some aspects of segregation have decreased, such as the extreme horizontal clustering of men in the same industries, other aspects have increased, especially the vertical segregation of women.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Work, Employment and Society
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 59001
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Oct 2012 11:28
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:14
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/59001

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