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Policy for a change: Local labour market analysis and gender equality

Sue Yeandle


Why is it so difficult to turn girls' success at school into success in the labour market? How does detailed evidence about women's engagement with local labour markets affect the ‘preference theory’ debate? Why is part-time employment such a popular, but economically damaging choice for women? What barriers still limit women's horizons and narrow their aspirations? Using a new approach, this book explores women's employment at the start of the 21st century, in particular identifying aspects of women's labour-market situation that remain poorly understood, and challenging much ‘received wisdom ... More

Keywords: labour market, women, employment, policy, success at school, preference theory

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781847420541
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420541.001.0001


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Sue Yeandle, editor

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