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Good, bad and very bad part-time jobs for women? Re-examining the importance of occupational class for job quality since the ‘great recession’ in Britain

Warren, Tracey; Lyonette, Clare

Authors

Clare Lyonette



Abstract

Britain has long stood out in Europe for its extensive but low quality part-time labour market dominated by women workers, who are concentrated in lower-level jobs demanding few skills and low levels of education, offering lower wage rates and restricted advancement opportunities. This article explores trends in part-time job quality for women up to and beyond the recession of 2008/9, and asks whether post-recessionary job quality remains differentiated by occupational class. A pre-recessionary narrowing of the part-time/full-time gap in job quality appears to have been maintained for the women in higher level part-time jobs, while part- and full-timers in lower-level jobs suffered the worst effects of the recession, signalling deepening occupational class inequalities among working women.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Aug 1, 2018
Journal Work, Employment and Society
Print ISSN 0950-0170
Electronic ISSN 1469-8722
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 32
Issue 4
Pages 747-767
APA6 Citation Warren, T., & Lyonette, C. (2018). Good, bad and very bad part-time jobs for women? Re-examining the importance of occupational class for job quality since the ‘great recession’ in Britain. Work, Employment and Society, 32(4), (747-767). doi:10.1177/0950017018762289. ISSN 0950-0170
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017018762289
Keywords Part-time; job quality; gender; occupational class; recession
Publisher URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0950017018762289
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Tracey Warren, Clare Lyonette. Good, Bad and Very Bad Part-time Jobs for Women? Re-examining the Importance of Occupational Class for Job Quality since the ‘Great Recession’ in Britain, Work, Employment and Society. Copyright © 2018. © SAGE Publications. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.

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