Occupational gender segregation in the 'non-academic' workforce: the compounding effects of simultaneous inequality-producing processes on women

Pauline Anderson, Angela O'Hagan, Emily Thomson

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Organisations are subject to increasing pressures to address occupational gender segregation. The UK’s Equality Act 2010, for example, supersedes the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and a number of other anti-discrimination acts. The Act places a positive duty on all public sector organisations to tackle gender inequality (Public Sector Equality Duty, PSED). This paper therefore considers the challenges of tackling occupational gender segregation within a group of public sector organisations, namely UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).


ConferenceWork, Employment & Society Conference 2018
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  • gender segregation
  • non-academic workforce
  • higher education

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