Social Change and Innovation in the Labour Market: Evidence from the Census SARs on Occupational Segregation and Labour Mobility, Part-Time Work and Student Jobs, Homework and Self-Employment

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CONTENTS
List of Figuresxiii
List of Tablesxiv
List of Casesxviii
Abbreviationsxix
1 INTRODUCTION1
Labour market restructuring and social change1
Britain as a case study2
The 1991 Census 1% and 2% SARs3
A new typology of sex-segregated and integrated occupations7
Recent trends in occupational segregation15
Cross-national comparisons19
Structure of the book21
2 PROFILES OF INTEGRATED AND SEGREGATED OCCUPATIONS26
Theoretical and methodological approaches to occupational segregation28
Qualifications and careers33
Other job characteristics39
Workplace characteristics43
Personal characteristics of workers46
Social relations at work: divorce and remarriage rates47
Labour turnover49
Reversion to sex-typical occupations56
Conclusions59
3 OCCUPATIONAL SEGREGATION, SOCIAL STRATIFICATION, AND THE PAY GAP66
Occupational segregation and social stratification66
Social stratification scales68
Social class and occupational segregation69
Average hourly earnings and the pay gap73
Occupational segregation and the pay gap76
Occupational grade and earnings79
Cross-national comparisons: Britain and the USA81
Conclusions83

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