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Gender equality in paid and unpaid work: priorities for UK policy intervention

Gender equality in paid and unpaid work: priorities for UK policy intervention Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to summarise policy interventions and realistic strategies for achieving greater gender equality in paid and unpaid work, which were identified during a conference on “Gender equality in paid and unpaid work” held on 8 December 2009 at the Church House Conference Centre, London, UK. Design/methodology/approach – The conference included four plenary talks and group discussions. The paper is based on the presentations and group discussions. Findings – Government policies need to be holistic in the sense that labour market inequalities are often interlinked with inequalities in the home. The current economic recession can be seen as an opportunity to renegotiate work and life arrangements. Originality/value – The papers presented at the conference included original qualitative and quantitative research by researchers from several social science disciplines. The participants in the group discussions were academics, policy makers, pressure groups, practitioners and third‐sector workers, and thus provided a variety of different viewpoints. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal Emerald Publishing

Gender equality in paid and unpaid work: priorities for UK policy intervention

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
2040-7149
DOI
10.1108/02610151011074425
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to summarise policy interventions and realistic strategies for achieving greater gender equality in paid and unpaid work, which were identified during a conference on “Gender equality in paid and unpaid work” held on 8 December 2009 at the Church House Conference Centre, London, UK. Design/methodology/approach – The conference included four plenary talks and group discussions. The paper is based on the presentations and group discussions. Findings – Government policies need to be holistic in the sense that labour market inequalities are often interlinked with inequalities in the home. The current economic recession can be seen as an opportunity to renegotiate work and life arrangements. Originality/value – The papers presented at the conference included original qualitative and quantitative research by researchers from several social science disciplines. The participants in the group discussions were academics, policy makers, pressure groups, practitioners and third‐sector workers, and thus provided a variety of different viewpoints.

Journal

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 17, 2010

Keywords: Gender; Women; United Kingdom; Government policy; Equal opportunities

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