Continuity and Change in the Gender Segregation of the Medical Profession in Britain and France

  title={Continuity and Change in the Gender Segregation of the Medical Profession in Britain and France},
  author={Rosemary Crompton and Nicky Le Feuvre},
  journal={International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy},
It is a well established fact that the entry of women into higher‐level professional occupations has not resulted in their equal distribution within these occupations. Indeed, the emergence and persistence of horizontal and vertical gender segregation within the professions has been at the heart of the development of a range of alternative theoretical perspectives on both the “feminisation process” and the future of the “professions”more generally. Through an in‐depth comparative analysis of… Expand
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