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Regime or similarity in national regulations do not seem to play a role. This point is illustrated by the cases of Sweden and the UK which stand together as specific countries where the female employment rate is higher than the male one. This pattern reflects rising male inactivity in the UK and the expansion of predominantly part-time jobs for women, in part a consequence of deregulation policies (see Bruegel and Perrons 1998), rather than a conversion to a woman-friendly welfare regime. Finland, Austria, Portugal, Ireland and western Germany form a second cluster.
Notes 1 2 3 In each case I have allocated countries to different categories following the authors involved as far as is possible. 2, guided by empirical information on gender divisions of labour, the provision of public childcare, and the nature of the family (see Siaroff 1994;Duncan 1996). Innovation: the European Journal of the Social Sciences, 11, 2 (1998), Special issue ‘The Spatiality of Gender’, contains articles on ‘Women’s employment and state policies’ (Rosemary Crompton), ‘Gender cultures and the gender arrangement’ (Birgit Pfau-Effinger), ‘European gender roles’ (Rosemarie Sackmann), ‘Regional variations in the gender contract’ (Gunnel Forsberg), ‘The second demographic transition from a gender perspective’ (Montserrat Solsona), and ‘Analysing patriarchy, capitalism and women’s employment in Europe’ (John MacInnes).
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