© 1997

Gender, Work and Labour Markets


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sue Hatt
    Pages 1-16
  3. Sue Hatt
    Pages 17-34
  4. Sue Hatt
    Pages 51-64
  5. Sue Hatt
    Pages 65-82
  6. Sue Hatt
    Pages 83-98
  7. Sue Hatt
    Pages 99-115
  8. Sue Hatt
    Pages 116-132
  9. Sue Hatt
    Pages 133-149
  10. Sue Hatt
    Pages 150-167
  11. Sue Hatt
    Pages 168-186
  12. Sue Hatt
    Pages 187-193
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 194-200

About this book


Men and women's distinctive roles in productive activity affect their economic independence. The book uses basic economic principles to analyze the differences between men and women who are in employment, are unemployed or are non-participant in labour markets. The extent to which domestic responsibilities affect labour market participation varies considerably between men and women with implications for their promotion prospects and their earnings. This book considers the policy implications of the different economic roles of men and women.


earnings employment European Union (EU) gender labor market labour market unemployment women

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of the West of EnglandBristolUK

About the authors


Bibliographic information


...Accessible, up-to-date student texts which take account of differences and similarities between and among men and women, in discussing their engagement in the labour market, are badly needed to train new generations of economists to do better. This textbook by Sue Hatt is just such a contribution and is therefore most welcome...a well-structured and admirably signposted account of the main features of men's and women's participation the UK economy. It includes chapters on changing employment patterns; housework, childcare and employment; leisure; gender segregation; unemployment; wages rates; equal pay; labour market policies and women in the European Union. The style is commendably clear and concise. Quite complex points are made easier to follow through the use of plain English and imaginative illustrations.' - Work, Employment and Society