Restructuring Gender Relations and Employment: The Decline of the Male Breadwinner

Restructuring Gender Relations and Employment: The Decline of the Male Breadwinner

by Rosemary Crompton (Editor)


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198296089
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/08/1999
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 1510L (what's this?)

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

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