From Inequality to Pluriformity: Thinking about gender, work and organisations

Yvonne Benschop, M.L.M. Brouns, Jeanne de Bruijn

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Since the seventies, a steady flow of publications on gender, work and organisations has appeared in the Netherlands. The boundaries of the domain have been explored enthusiastically in the past 25 years. The result is a broad variety of issues studied: from sexual harassment to affirmative action and from paid labour and unpaid care to female entrepreneurs and feminine management. The asymmetries between the sexes have been substantially documented. The persistency of horizontal and vertical sex segregation, the wage gap that still amounts to 25 per cent and the fact that men spend more time on paid work and women on unpaid care illustrate the inequalities that still exist in labour positions (Hooghiemstra and Niphuis-Nell 1993).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWork, Organisation and Labour in Dutch Society
Subtitle of host publicationA State of the Art of the Research
EditorsGerard Evers, Bert van Hees, Joop Schippers
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-011-4794-1
ISBN (Print)978-94-010-6013-4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Labour market
  • Affirmative action
  • Organisation study
  • Rational choice theory
  • European Economic Community


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