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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 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.

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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
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2009 15:58

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