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The UK gender pay gap 1997-2015: what is the role of the public sector?

Jones, Melanie, Makepeace, Gerry and Wass, Victoria 2018. The UK gender pay gap 1997-2015: what is the role of the public sector? Industrial Relations Journal 57 (2) , pp. 296-319. 10.1111/irel.12208

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The Labour Force Survey is used to examine the influence of sector on the UK gender pay gap 1997–2015. The assessment is twofold: first comparing gender pay gaps within sectors and second through identifying the contribution of the concentration of women in the public sector to the overall gender pay gap. The long‐term narrowing of the gender pay gap, which predominately reflects relative improvements in women's productivity‐related characteristics, is found to stall in 2010 within each sector. This is considered in the context of claims that public sector austerity represents a critical turning point in progress toward gender equality at work.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0019-8692
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 October 2016
Date of Acceptance: 8 October 2016
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2021 14:30

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