Report on an international conference on gender, class, employment and family : professional insights
Lyonette, Clare and Crompton, Rosemary. (2008) Report on an international conference on gender, class, employment and family : professional insights. Equal Opportunities International, Vol.27 (No.8). pp. 709-714. ISSN 0261-0159Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02610150810916767
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief summary of a series of papers presented at the gender, class, employment and family conference, held at City University, London, in March 2008.
Design/methodology/approach – The conference involved 25 papers presented by invited speakers, and the report is based on summary notes, observations and conference abstracts.
Findings – This report summarises a range of contributions, theoretical and empirical, to the continuing debates on gender and class inequality in Britain, Europe and the USA. The evidence presented not only demonstrated the persistence of gender and class inequalities, but also provided a critique of the “individualisation” thesis. The contribution of both normative and material factors to gender inequality was extensively explored. The discussions focused upon a series of tensions and contradictions – between “sameness” and “difference” feminism; choice and constraint; capitalist markets and the human requirement for caring work.
Originality/value – Many of the papers drew on original empirical research, both quantitative and qualitative, using sophisticated methodologies. Longitudinal findings (cohort studies) were well represented, as were cutting-edge theoretical contributions.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Sex discrimination in employment -- Congresses, Discrimination in employment -- Congresses, Couples -- Finance, personal -- Congresses, Working mothers -- Congresses, Work-life balance -- Congresses, Women -- Employment -- Congresses|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Equal Opportunities International|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 709-714|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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