Handbook on Gender and Public Sector Employment

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Handbook on Gender and Public Sector Employment

9781800378223 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Hazel Conley, Professor of Human Resource Management, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, UK and Paula Koskinen Sandberg, Assistant Professor in Organizational Communication, Aalto University School of Business, Department of Management Studies, Finland
Publication Date: May 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80037 822 3 Extent: c 400 pp
This incisive Handbook offers a timely and critical analysis of the gendered nature of public sector employment. Bringing together key theoretical, conceptual, and empirical research from around the world, Hazel Conley and Paula Koskinen Sandberg examine the ways in which female public sector workers experience intersectional discrimination in the workplace.

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This incisive Handbook offers a timely and critical analysis of the gendered nature of public sector employment. Bringing together key theoretical, conceptual, and empirical research from around the world, Hazel Conley and Paula Koskinen Sandberg examine the ways in which female public sector workers experience intersectional discrimination in the workplace.

Covering key sites of employment for women across the globe, the Handbook considers a comprehensive range of gendered public sector occupations. Chapters investigate how women's employment in public services is influenced by complex political and economic tensions, exploring core issues such as the relationship between gender, ethnicity, occupational segregation and work-life balance, flexible working, and workplace bullying; gendered pay and pension inequality; the sources of feminist activism in public sector employment; and the impact of the pandemic on feminised public sector occupations. Ultimately, the Handbook highlights that while change is possible, it will require a radical rethinking of how public services are valued and funded in society.

Providing cutting-edge analysis and empirical data on gender and public sector employment, this Handbook will be an essential resource for academics and researchers interested in the role of the State as Employer. Its thought-provoking yet accessible insights into gendered employment will further benefit students of social policy, gender politics, employment relations, and the sociology of work.
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‘This Handbook speaks to some of the most pressing issues impacting the pursuit of gender equity in public service. The authors provide compelling contributions that illustrate the enduring undervaluation and underutilization of women’s talents. The qualitative and quantitative analyses offer snapshots of persistent gender inequity from around the globe. Together, they present a powerful call for change.’
– Heather Getha-Taylor, University of Kansas, US

‘While advancements have been made, more work needs to be done to fully include women in governance. This Handbook brings together an impressive roster of international and interdisciplinary scholars to examine gender in public sector employment, including continuing issues and new challenges for our changing world. This is an amazing, up-to-date resource for scholars of gender and public administration.’
– Jessica Sowa, University of Delaware, US
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Contributors include: Ruth Abramowski, Timo Aho, Shirley Barnett, Beverley Brathwaite, Orly Benjamin, Helene Brodin, Linda Colley, Hazel Conley, Pauline Cullen, Noelle Donnelly, Thorgerdur Einarsdottir, Robert Eskridge, Anna Fogelberg Eriksson, Camilla Gaiaschi, Karin Gottschall, Cecille Guillaume, Virginia Gunn,Valerie H. Hunt, Brinck Kerr, Mahwish Khan, Gill Kirton, Paula Koskinen Sandberg, Miikaeli Kylä-Laaso, Debra Langan, Patricia Loga, Laura Mankki, Paula Mulinari, Carles Muntaner, John C. Navarro, Patricia O'Campo, Jane Parker, Selu Paea, Elin Peterson, Isabel Pla-Julián, Cara Rabe-Hemp, Beth Rauhaus, Larra Rucker, Katherine Ravenswood, Minna Salminen-Karlsson, Carrie Sanders, Janet Sayers, Rebecca Selberg, Finnborg Salome Steinthórsdóttir, Amie M. Schuck, Melissa A. Taylor, Danielle Thompson, Michael Villeneuve, Kathryn Webb Farley, Sue Williamson, Tessa Wright, Amanda Young-Hauser

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