Good, bad and very bad part-time jobs for women?: re-examining the importance of occupational class for job quality since the 'Great Recession' in Britain

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Author: Warren, Tracey; Lyonette, Clare


Britain has long stood out in Europe for its extensive but poor-quality part-time labour market dominated by women workers, who are concentrated in lower-level jobs demanding few skills and low levels of education, offering weak wage rates and restricted advancement opportunities. This article explores trends in part-time job quality for women up to and beyond the recession of 2008/9, and asks whether post-recessionary job quality remains differentiated by occupational class. A pre-recessionary narrowing of the part-time/full-time gap in job quality appears to have been maintained for...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Employment; Quality; Equity; Economics

Keywords: Economic recession; Social status; Socioeconomic background; Part time employment; Conditions of employment; Trend

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Los Angeles, California: Sage Publications, 2018

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Journal volume: 32

Journal number: 4

Journal date: August 2018

Pages: pp. 747-767

ISSN: 0950-0170, 1469-8722 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 133.790

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