Two become one : the integration of male and female labour markets in the English and Welsh coalfields

BEATTY, Christina (2014). Two become one : the integration of male and female labour markets in the English and Welsh coalfields. Regional Studies. (In Press)

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Abstract

Two become one: the integration of male and female labour markets in the English and Welsh Coalfields, Regional Studies. This paper explores the extent to which the labour markets for men and women are becoming integrated as a single entity. It does so in the specific context of the English and Welsh coalfields, where major job losses in the coal industry fell almost exclusively on men. Using data from 1981 to 2008, the paper presents ‘labour market accounts’ for the coalfields that reveal changing female labour force participation and employment, and it compares these trends with those among men in the same places. Evidence emerges of two relatively independent labour markets – male and female – operating in the 1980s in the same geographic space. However, over time a degree of integration appears to have occurred. As a result, women increasingly have to compete with men for the same jobs and a greater proportion of new job opportunities in the former coalfields are now going to men.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online: 15 Sep 2014
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
Identification Number: 10.1080/00343404.2014.943713
Depositing User: Sarah Ward
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 09:43
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 18:45
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9150

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