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Architectures of Inequality

Gender Pay Inequity and Britain’s Finance Sector

By Rachel Verdin

Published

Jun 24, 2024

Page count

224 pages

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Feminist Perspectives on Work and Organization

ISBN

978-1529245080

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jun 24, 2024

Page count

224 pages

Browse the series

Feminist Perspectives on Work and Organization

ISBN

978-1529241112

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jun 24, 2024

Page count

224 pages

Browse the series

Feminist Perspectives on Work and Organization

ISBN

978-1529241112

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Architectures of Inequality

The gender pay gap is economically irrational and yet stubbornly persistent.

Focusing on the UK finance industry which is known for its gender pay disparity, this book explores the initiatives to fix gendered inequities in the workplace. Rachel Verdin crafts a unique framework, weaving extensive organizational data with women's lived experiences. Interviews uncover gaps in pay transparency, obstacles hindering workplace policies and the factors that are stalling progress for the future.

This is an invaluable resource that offers key insights into gender equality and EDI measures shaped by legal regulations as well as corporate-driven initiatives.

Rachel Verdin is Research Fellow at the University of Sussex Business School.

1. Laying the Architectural Foundations

2. Regulating Equal Pay in Britain: 1970–2010

3. Regulating Equal Pay in Britain: The Equality Act 2010 and Beyond

4. Evaluating the Gender Pay Reporting Regulations

5. Pay Practices and Inequalities

6. Career Paths, Care Responsibilities and Contingent Choices

7. Organisational Norms, HRM and the Gap Between Policy and Practice

8. Contradictions of Transparency