Between Equalization and Marginalization: Women Working by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Catherine Hakim

By Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Catherine Hakim

This ebook presents the 1st comparative learn of the long term improvement of women's part-time paintings in Europe and the USA from 1950 onwards. The authors study a wealth of longitudinal and cross-sectional facts at the workforce, producing a robust critique of the dominant theories that part-time paintings equalizes women's place vis à vis full-time employees or leaves ladies in part-time jobs absolutely marginalized. as an alternative, the examine asserts, women's expanding part-time employment in glossy societies needs to be tested within the context of the sexual department of work in the family.

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8), reflecting spatial differences in the political, economic and social attributes of decision-makers and households, and to some extent the targeting of funds (for example to the inner cities or to deprived regions). Whereas 63 per cent of the stock of housing in the South East (outside Greater London) was owner-occupied in 1979, the proportion of owner-occupied housing in Scotland was as low as 35 per cent in the same year. The proportion of housing rented from local authorities was, conversely, particularly high in Scotland, at 54 per cent, and also high in the North, at 40 per cent.

In return for the mortgage, associations were usually required to take a number of families from local authority housing lists. Subsidisation was becoming increasingly necessary as cost rents were rising very rapidly. The Housing Finance Act of 1972 therefore brought all housing associations into the fair rent system, but Section 5 of the Rent Act of 1968 continued to exempt housing associations from the Act’s provisions on security of tenure, although tenants of unregistered associations gained security in 1974.

Those properties which had not been decontrolled by the 1957 Act remained controlled. Regulated rents were ‘frozen’ at the amount payable in 1965 and for new tenancies rents were to be equal to the amount payable under the previous regulated tenancy. The Act implemented a proposal of the Milner Holland Report that there should be security of tenure for unfurnished tenants. Machinery was set up to fix and review rents for regulated tenants. Rents were to be assessed and registered by a Rent Officer after an application by a tenant, a landlord or both.

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