Women in the British sociological labour market 1960 - 1995

Platt, Jennifer (2000) Women in the British sociological labour market 1960 - 1995. Sociological Research Online, 4 (4). p. 23. ISSN 13607804

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Abstract

Women have been a much lower proportion of university teachers of sociology than of students in sociology in Britain, and have also been under-represented in the higher ranks of academia. This has often been treated as the effect of discrimination. However, a review of available data suggests that women's choices - however formed - have also played a role, and that changing historical circumstances have affected the demography of the discipline in ways which have had significant consequences for women (and men) independent of either choice or discrimination. The current pattern cannot be understood without its history, which reveals that much of the snapshot picture of the situation now follows from strata of recruitment laid down at earlier periods.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:13
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URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15313
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