Women's Pay in British Industry During the Second World War

  title={Women's Pay in British Industry During the Second World War},
  author={Ian Gazeley},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Economic History Review},
  • I. Gazeley
  • Published 14 July 2008
  • Economics, History
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Economic History Review
This article reviews the evidence pertaining to changes in women's relative pay during the Second World War and presents new evidence relating to important wartime manufacturing industries. It is argued that gender pay inequality declined sharply where women were employed in industries that had previously been dominated by men, but did not occur in industries that had traditionally been important areas of female employment. The explanation for this pattern probably lies in a combination of… 

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