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Globalization and the sexual division of labour

The discussion about the caracteristics and the limits of the notion of "globalization" will conduct us to the analysis of the deep transformations of the world(s) of work during the nineties. Three issues interest us: first, the effects of globalization on the sexual division of labour; second, the new trends of female employment in the crisis; third, the French debate about the institutional and juridical alternatives related to the previous discussion about the "end of work" or the "centrality of work"; in conclusion, we will refer to the alternatives coming from the social mouvements against the employment crisis and the development of precariousness.

Globalization; Gender; Working Conditions; Labour Law; Social Mouvements

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