Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination and the Gendered Workforce (Chapter One)

Susan Bisom-Rapp & Malcolm Sargeant, Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination And The Gendered Workforce (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2958253

21 Pages Posted: 3 May 2017  

Susan Bisom-Rapp

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Malcolm Sargeant

Middlesex University - Business School

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination and the Gendered Workforce fills a gap in the literature on discrimination and disadvantage suffered by women at work by focusing on the inadequacies of the current law and the need for a new holistic approach. Each stage of the working life cycle for women is examined with a critical consideration of how the law attempts to address the problems that inhibit women's labor force participation. By using their model of lifetime disadvantage, the authors show how the law adopts an incremental and disjointed approach to resolving the challenges, and argue that a more holistic orientation towards eliminating women's discrimination and disadvantage is required before true gender equality can be achieved. Using the concept of resilience from vulnerability theory, the authors advocate a reconfigured workplace that acknowledges yet transcends gender.

Keywords: Gender, Employment, Sex Discrimination, Labor, Income, Inequality, Gender Equality,Workforce, Wages, Women

JEL Classification: E24, J16, K31, N3

Suggested Citation

Bisom-Rapp, Susan and Sargeant, Malcolm, Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination and the Gendered Workforce (Chapter One) (2016). Susan Bisom-Rapp & Malcolm Sargeant, Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination And The Gendered Workforce (Cambridge University Press, 2016); Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2958253. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2958253

Susan Bisom-Rapp (Contact Author)

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Malcolm Sargeant

Middlesex University - Business School ( email )

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