Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Gender, Rhetoric and Regulation
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Gender, Rhetoric and Regulation: Women's work in the Civil Service and the London County Council, 1900-55

Helen Glew is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Westminster

Abstract

Collectively, the Civil Service and the London County Council (LCC) employed tens of thousands of women in Britain in the early twentieth century. As public employers, these institutions remained influential for each other and for private employers more widely as a benchmark for the conditions of women’s white-collar work. This book examines three key aspects of women’s public service employment: inequality of pay, the marriage bar and inequality of opportunity. In so doing, it delineates the levels of regulation and rhetoric surrounding women’s employment and the extent to which notions about ... More

Keywords: Women, Work, Civil Service, London County Council, Employment policy, Trade unions and associations, War, Women’s movement, Feminism, Twentieth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719090271
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090271.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen Glew is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Westminster, author