Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Women in and out of paid workChanges across generations in Italy and Britain$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Cristina Solera

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349309

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349309.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of
date: 18 August 2017

Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) One Introduction
Source:
Women in and out of paid work
Author(s):

Cristina Solera

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349309.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins with a brief assessment of the growth of women's employment in the second half of the twentieth century. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to compare two countries — Italy and Britain — and investigate changes across four successive birth cohorts in women's work-family histories, from the time when they leave full-time education until they reach the age of 40. The discussion then turns to the relevance of the current study, the analytical approach used, and the selection of countries and cohorts. An overview of subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   Italy, Britain, women, employment, birth cohorts

University Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .