Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 July 1998

344 Pages | 3 line illus.

ISBN: 9780198293811

Bookseller Code (06)

Social Change and Innovation in the Labour Market

Evidence from the Census SARs on Occupational Segregation and Labour Mobility, Part-Time Work and Student Jobs, Homework and Self-Employment

Catherine Hakim

This important study presents the results of the first analysis of labor market data from Britain's new SARs, drawing comparisons with research results for the USA and for Western European countries. The author fully examines several relevant phenomena, such as: a new and distinctive category of integrated occupations, employing men and women equally in highly qualified work; the diversification of part-time work; the emergence of a new category of marginal jobs; and the expansion of student jobs. Also, fresh insight is given to the pay gap, social stratification, occupational differences in labor mobility, current trends in homework, travel-to-work patterns, self-employment and small firm creation, and the influence of housing choice on female work-rates. The book employs a case-study of pharmacists to illustrate these developments, and provides an excellent introductory guide for future SAR users.


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