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A century of change in occupational segregation 1891-1991

Hakim, Catherine (1994) A century of change in occupational segregation 1891-1991. Journal of Historical Sociology, 7 (4). pp. 435-454. ISSN 0952-1909

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Abstract

Abstract Data from the Population Censuses for 1891 and 1991 are analysed to assess long term trends in the degree and pattern of occupational segregation. Two competing theories are addressed: that occupational segregation is linked to levels of female employment, and that occupational segregation was prompted in the nineteenth century by a concern to control sexuality and fertility behaviour. Sociologists have overlooked the impact of social factors outside the labour force on developments within the workforce.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0952-1909
Additional Information: © 1994 Blackwell Publishing
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2009 15:58
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/25034/

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