Equal labour force participation has been a major goal since the beginning of the feminist movement. Although, equal participation is now within reach, it is not yet the case with equivalence. Wage differentials, higher unemployment, bad working conditions, fewer training and promotion possibilities are still prevalent, especially in the Netherlands, in spite of the feminist movement, laws equal wages and treatment and changing ideas about women's paid work.
This research focusses on mechanisms in allocation processes that cause and maintain segregation between men and women in labour processes.
This issue can be divided into four questions:How are labour processes constructed in such a way that segregated departments arise?Which mechanisms allocate female and male workers to these labour processes?Is segregation between male and female labour one of the most important principles of (re)organisation and is social closure one of the mechanisms which give rise to segregation at different levels?How does reallocation of labour take place in processes of automation and does a newly segregated organisation arise as a result of such a reallocation?
The research area is limited to developments in the position of women in the Dutch labour force after World War II. The object of the research concentrates on clerical work, especially in banking.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||26 Apr 1989|
|Place of Publication||S.l.|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
- female labour
- women workers