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‘Fits and fancies’: the Taylor Review, the construction of preference and labour market segmentation

‘Fits and fancies’: the Taylor Review, the construction of preference and labour market segmentation

Moore, Sian, Tailby, Stephanie, Antunes, Bethania and Newsome, Kirsty (2018) ‘Fits and fancies’: the Taylor Review, the construction of preference and labour market segmentation. Industrial Relations Journal, 49 (5-6). pp. 403-419. ISSN 0019-8692 (Print), 1468-2338 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/irj.12229)

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Abstract

The Taylor Review asserts that ‘certain groups are also more likely to place a greater importance on flexibility such as carers, women, those with disabilities and older workers’. This article draws upon the experiences of workers on non‐standard contracts to explore the notion of worker preference and to expose how the discourse of work–life balance is usurped to provide justification for flexibility in the interest of employers rather than workers, reconstructing labour market segregation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: The Taylor Review, work–life balance, labour market segregation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 08:45
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 2
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/22073

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