Single European Labour Market Equality between Women and Men

Single European Labour Market Equality between Women and Men The purpose of this article is to assess the likelyeffects of the Single European Market on womenspositions in the labour market. It is expected thatfor employment in the Community as a wholethere will be a jcurve evolution and aredistribution across sectors, industries,geographical regions and groups of people withdifferent socioeconomic characteristics. Becauseof their lower levels of educational and skillattainment and their unequal opportunities formobility, women are not expected to get anequitable share of the benefits, while they aremost likely to bear a disproportionate part of thecosts. Only if women are offered opportunitiesto improve substantially their educational and skilllevels and if the necessary institutional changesare implemented, can they take advantage of thechallenges of the new era that is coming. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Manpower Emerald Publishing

Single European Labour Market Equality between Women and Men

International Journal of Manpower, Volume 12 (3): 6 – Mar 1, 1991

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0143-7720
DOI
10.1108/01437729110144132
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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to assess the likelyeffects of the Single European Market on womenspositions in the labour market. It is expected thatfor employment in the Community as a wholethere will be a jcurve evolution and aredistribution across sectors, industries,geographical regions and groups of people withdifferent socioeconomic characteristics. Becauseof their lower levels of educational and skillattainment and their unequal opportunities formobility, women are not expected to get anequitable share of the benefits, while they aremost likely to bear a disproportionate part of thecosts. Only if women are offered opportunitiesto improve substantially their educational and skilllevels and if the necessary institutional changesare implemented, can they take advantage of thechallenges of the new era that is coming.

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International Journal of ManpowerEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1991

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