Labour Market Inequity Between Men & Women

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  • Copyright: 2003-08-20
  • Publisher: Purdue Univ Pr
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Reducing labour market inequality between women and men has been a policy objective at both the European level and the level of the Member States of the European Union for quite some time. Various regulations and laws forbid unequal treatment, including measures to advance women's position in the labour market. Nevertheless, women's pay is still substantially lower than men's, they often hold inferior jobs and perform most of the care tasks in society. This volume discusses the central issues in today's policy and the debate on this issue by economic, legal and sociological experts. The focus is on EU law and the necessary redistribution of paid and unpaid labour between women and men. The central question throughout the discussion is to what extent current regulations either favour or hinder the realization of the goal of labour market equality between women and men.

Table of Contents

Current Policy Issues in Women's Emancipation: A Challenge to the Legal and Economic Sciencesp. 1
Actual Use and Significance of Sex Equality Litigation in the European Unionp. 9
Developments within the Dutch Social Security Scheme: Consequences for Womenp. 19
Heaven is Only Half the Distance ... Women's Position in Supplementory Pension Schemes: Unsettled Business for the Ninetiesp. 35
Job Evaluation Systems and Comparable Worth: Opportunities and Limitationsp. 55
Work-Family Policies: Opportunities for Women and Menp. 71
A Time for Working, A Time for Living Structural Changes in the Division of Labour and Carep. 95
Labour Supply and Taxes: Looking for Instruments that Favour the Sharing of Paid and Unpaid Labour within Householdsp. 107
Recognition of Non-Paid Labour: Sheer Luxury or Social Necessity?p. 131
About the Authorsp. 151
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