Gender and Disadvantage

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This chapter considers gender as an inherent and intersecting dimension of advantage and disadvantage. It examines the processes by which gender relations are implicated in the construction of (dis)advantage by adopting a multidimensional approach where gender intersects with other social dimensions. The first section addresses the reciprocal inequalities which arise from the gendered division of work and gender gaps in a series of social spheres worldwide. The following section goes beyond the gendered division of labour to consider issues of culture and agency. The concluding section considers new manifestations of gender disadvantage deeply entrenched within processes of global social inequality..
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Advantage and Disadvantage
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780191800597
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Gender disadvantage
  • Gender policies
  • Labour market inequalities
  • Sexual division of labour
  • Structure and agency


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