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August 2005, Vol. 128, No.8
The female share of weekend employment: a study of 16 countries
Harriet B. Presser
Distinguished University Professor, Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland.
Janet C. Gornick
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science at Baruch College and at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Along with the increase in women’s employment in many European countries has been a rise in their share of weekend employment, particularly on Sundays; women’s disproportionate share in weekend work is most evident in the service sector; in the industrial sector, women are underrepresented among weekend workers.
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