Segmented labour market theories and female employment in Australia

French, Stephen R. (1981). Segmented labour market theories and female employment in Australia Honours Thesis, School of Economics, University of Queensland.

       
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Author French, Stephen R.
Thesis Title Segmented labour market theories and female employment in Australia
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution University of Queensland
Publication date 1981
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Total pages 116
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract
      In recent years, the position of women in the labour force has attracted a great deal of attention. This has come with rapid increases in the participation rates of females and claims of sexual discrimination and inequality both in employment opportunity and remuneration.

      This thesis identifies three major approaches to the analysis of the labour market - the orthodox, the institutional and dual, and the radical - which may be of relevance to female employment. The institutional and the radical interpretations may be termed “segmented labour market theories”.

      The theoretical constructs of the three approaches will be presented and both the differences and similarities between orthodox and segmented labour market theories will be discussed.

      In particular this also involves a discussion of the interpretations of discrimination outlined in these approaches.

      The basic argument is that segmented labour market theories, though not rigorously developed, have a great deal of relevance to the understanding of the place of females occupy in the labour market and more so than the orthodox theory.

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