Women’s Work in Britain and France

Practice, Theory and Policy

  • Abigail Gregory
  • Jan Windebank

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Abigail Gregory, Jan Windebank
      Pages 1-7
  3. Differences and Similarities in the Work Situation of British and French Women

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Abigail Gregory, Jan Windebank
      Pages 11-42
    3. Abigail Gregory, Jan Windebank
      Pages 43-78
    4. Abigail Gregory, Jan Windebank
      Pages 79-98
  4. Women’s Work in an Anglo-French Cross-national Perspective: Theory and Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Abigail Gregory, Jan Windebank
      Pages 101-143
    3. Abigail Gregory, Jan Windebank
      Pages 144-172
    4. Abigail Gregory, Jan Windebank
      Pages 173-183
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 184-226

About this book

Introduction

Women's Work in Britain and France is a ground-breaking retheorization of what constitutes 'progress' in gender relations. The book shows that French women, although having more full-time and continuous careers and greater social policy support, retain as great a responsibility for unpaid domestic and caring work as their British counterparts. It replaces the conventional focus upon encouraging women's increased insertion into employment as the principal strategy for achieving progress in gender relations with a new focus on changing men's work patterns.

Keywords

gender social policy women

Authors and affiliations

  • Abigail Gregory
    • 1
  • Jan Windebank
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SalfordUK
  2. 2.University of SheffieldUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230598515
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-68307-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59851-5
  • About this book