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Gender, transformation and employment in central eastern Europe

Pollert, Anna


Anna Pollert


This article discusses gender and employment in 10 central eastern European countries: eight new EU member states and two candidate countries. The context is set with demographic, economic, and labour-market trends, including population, GDP, and gender disaggregated employment, activity, and unemployment rates. Changes in horizontal and vertical gender segregation are then addressed, especially the uneven gender effect on employment patterns of sectoral restructuring during capitalist transformation. Lastly, the gender pay gap is examined, and compared to patterns in western Europe. The article concludes with a discussion of the advances, but also the limits of harmonization through EU gender-equality legislation. © 2005 SAGE (London, Thousand Oaks, CA and New Delhi).


Pollert, A. (2005). Gender, transformation and employment in central eastern Europe. European Journal of Industrial Relations, 11(2), 213-230.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 1, 2005
Journal European Journal of Industrial Relations
Print ISSN 0959-6801
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 2
Pages 213-230
Keywords gender, employment, Central Eastern Europe
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