Policy for a change : local labour market analysis and gender equality
Using a new and original approach, this illuminating book explores women's employment at the start of the 21st century, identifying aspects of women's labour market situation which remain poorly understood and challenging much 'received wisdom' about women and work. Why is it so hard 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? "--Publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-210) and an index.