- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- About the Contributors
- Comparative Employment Systems
- Institutions and Employment Relations
- Convergence and Divergence in Employment Relations
- Getting Down to Business: Varieties of Capitalism and Employment Relations
- Business Systems Theory and Employment Relations
- Developments and Extensions of ‘Régulation Theory’ and Employment Relations
- Capitalist Diversity, Work and Employment Relations
- Ownership Rights and Employment Relations
- Varieties of Institutional Theory in Comparative Employment Relations
- Institutions and the Industrial Relations Tradition
- Conflict, Order, and Change
- Employment Relations in Liberal Market Economies
- Social Democratic Capitalism
- Employment Regimes, Wage Setting, and Monetary Union in Continental Europe
- Continuity and Change in Asian Employment Systems: A Comparison of Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan
- Economies Undergoing Long Transition: Employment Relations in Central and Eastern Europe
- Employment Relations in Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa
- The Left Turn in Latin America: Consequences for Employment Relations
- Developing Societies—Asia
- Employment Relations in the BRICS Countries
- Globalization and Labour Market Governance
- Work, Bodies, Care: Gender and Employment in a Global World
- Where are the Voices? New Directions in Voice and Engagement across the Globe
- Insecure Employment: Diversity and Change
- The Migration–Development Nexus, Women Workers, and Transnational Employment Relations
- The Neo-Liberal Turn and the Implications for Labour
- The State and Employment Relations
- Unions: Practices and Prospects
- Institutions, Management Strategies, and HRM
- New Actors in Employment Relations
- The Future of Employment Relations in Advanced Capitalism: Inexorable Decline?
- Name Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
In this chapter Barbara Pocock explores gender and employment issues. She points to long historical legacies and continuities in work and gender, despite the changes brought about by neo-liberal reforms and broader associated processes of globalization. First, women do more unpaid domestic or ‘private work’, while many perform more ‘public’ paid work. Second, even in workplaces where the overwhelming majority of workers are male or female, gender issues manifest themselves in sexualized practices or culture. Third, the nature of social reproduction affects labour market participation of both genders. Fourth, dense fabrics of gender relations within institutions construct and reconstruct hierarchies on gender lines. Finally, institutions make for persistently uneven outcomes in work and employment according to gender. The gendered fortunes of those in the North and South have become increasingly interlinked; inequality can only be dealt with through concerted global resolve and action.
Barbara Pocock, Professor of Work, Employment, and Industrial Relations, University of South Australia.
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