Women and unemployment : a case study of women's experiences of unemployment in Glasgow
Anderson, Pauline (1993) Women and unemployment : a case study of women's experiences of unemployment in Glasgow. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.
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This study investigates women's experiences of unemployment
in Glasgow and will contribute to a literature in which
there are very few studies on women's unemployment. The
thesis seeks to challenge the marginality of women's
unemployment in sociological discourses.
The research is based on interviews with forty unemployed
women and sixteen women engaged on Employment Training
schemes in Glasgow.
The research questions the assumptions and discourses of the
mainstream sociological literature on work and unemployment.
It highlights the ways in which these sociological
discourses draw upon and give legitimacy to existing
gendered ideologies about female roles.
Contrary to the dominant sociological paradigm which
marginalises the importance of women's unemployment, the
evidence presented in this thesis demonstrates that waged
work is a central and valued part of women's social
identity. The data shows that in unemployment women lose
their economic identity and this has a detrimental impact
upon their social and domestic identities. Women's domestic
role did not compensate for the loss of their paid
employment. Rather, the experience of unemployment made
women value waged work more.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Unemployed women workers -- Scotland -- Glasgow|
|Official Date:||October 1993|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Department of Sociology|
|Sponsors:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC)|
|Extent:||vii, 324 leaves|
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