Women's employment is on the increase throughout Europe, and more women are going into managerial and professional occupations. This book investigates women's employment in Europe and explores the limits of structural change and development. It seeks to evolve a new framework for the examination of the changing mosaic of employment, family lives, and gender relations in contemporary Europe.
About the Author
Rosemary Crompton is a Professor of Sociology at City University, London
Table of Contents
1. The Decline of the Male Breadwinner: Explanations and Interpretations, Rosemary Crompton.
2. Obligations and Autonomy in Social Welfare, Jane Millar
3. Dual Breadwinners: Between State and Market, Anne Lise Ellingsaeter
4. The Modernization of Family and Motherhood in Western Europe, Birgit Pfau-Effinger
5. Women, Men And Non-Standard Employment: Recent Developments in the Sexual Division of Breadwinning and Caregiving in Germany, Italy and the UK, Sue Yeandle
6. Attitudes, Women's Employment and the Changing Domestic Division of Labour: A Cross-National Analysis, Rosemary Crompton and Fiona Harris
7. Employment, Careers and Families: The Significance of Choice and Constraint in Women's Lives, Rosemary Crompton and Fiona Harris
8. Gender, Occupational Feminisation and Reflexivity: A Cross-National Perspective, Nicky Le Leuvre
9. The Restructuring of Gender Relations Within the Medical Professions: Theoretical and Empirical Implications, Rosemary Crompton, Nicky Le Feuvre and Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund
10. Discussion and Conclusions, Rosemary Crompton