Sex discrimination reading list

The following is a selection of key books and journal articles on sex discrimination. The Commission’s library and information service is unable to supply copies of the items listed. Please contact your academic or public library should you wish to read any of these items.

We would be very pleased to receive suggestions of additional key books and journal articles that we could to add to this reading list. Please e-mail email the Commission's library and information service if you have any to make.

Adams, L. Gore, K. and Shury, J. (2010) Gender Pay Gap Reporting Survey 2009  EHRC Research Report no. 85. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Adams, L., Winterbotham, M., Oldfield, K., McLeish, J., Stuart. A., Large, A., Murphy, L. Rossiter, H. and Selner, S. (2016) Pregnancy and Maternity-related Discrimination and Disadvantage: Experiences of Employers  London: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Adams, L., Winterbotham, M., Oldfield, K., McLeish, J., Stuart. A., Large, A., Murphy, L. Rossiter, H. and Selner, S. (2016) Pregnancy and Maternity-related Discrimination and Disadvantage: Experiences of Employers. London: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Beeson, S. (2008) 'Gender discrimination under EU and ECHR law: Never shall the twain meet?’ Human Rights Law Review, 8, 4: 1-36.

Ben-Galim, D., Campbell, M. and Lewis, J. (2007) 'Equality and diversity: a new approach to gender equality policy in the UK’, International Journal of Law in Context, 3, 1: 19-33.

Bewley, H., Ebell, M. and Forth, J. (2016) Estimating the Financial Costs of Pregnancy and Maternity-related Discrimination and Disadvantage. Research Report no. 106. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Bettio, F., Plantenga, J. and Smith, M. (eds.) (2013) Gender and the European Labour Market. Abingdon: Routledge.

Bobbitt-Zeher, D. (2011) 'Gender discrimination at work: connecting gender stereotypes, institutional policies, and gender composition of workplace', Gender & Society, 25, 6: 764-86.

Breitenbach, E. and Galligan, Y. (2006) 'Measuring gender equality: reflecting on experiences and challenges in the UK and Ireland' 34, 4: 597-614.

Browne, J (2007) Sex Segregation and Inequality in the Modern Labour Market. Bristol: The Policy Press.

Centre for Women & Democracy (2015) Sex & Power: Who Runs Britain? 2015, London: Centre for Women & Democracy.

Connolly, S., Aldrich, M., O’Brien, M., Speight, S. and Poole, E. (2016) ‘Britain’s slow movement to a gender egalitarian equilibrium: parents and employment in the UK 2001-2013’, Work, Employment and Society, 30, 5: 838-57.

Crosby, F.J., Stockdale, M.S and Ropp, S.A (2007) Sex Discrimination in the Workplace: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Doldor, E., Vinnicombe, S., Gaughan, M., and Sealy, R. (2012) Gender Diversity on Boards: The Appointment Process and the Role of Executive Search Firms. Research Report no. 85. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2009) Financial Services Inquiry: Sex Discrimination and Gender Pay Gap Report of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2016) An Inquiry into Fairness, Transparency and Diversity in FTSE 350 Board Appointments, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2017) Who Runs Wales? 2017. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Evans, M. (2016) The Persistence of Gender Equality. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Grant, L., Yeandle, S. and Buckner, L. (2006) Working Below Potential: Women and Part-time Work. EOC Working Paper Series no. 40. Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission. (Available from EHRC Research Team).

Grimshaw, D. and Rubery, J. (2007) Undervaluing Women's Work. EOC Working Paper Series no. 53. Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission. (Available from EHRC Research Team).

Grimshaw, D. and Rubery, J. (2015) ‘The 40-year pursuit of equal pay: a case of constantly moving goalposts’, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 39, 2: 319-43.

Hayes, C. (2010) A Lever for Change: Using the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

House of Commons Petitions Committee and Women and Equalities Committee (2017) High Heels and Workplace Dress Codes, First Joint Report of Session 2016-17. London: House of Commons.

Hunt, C. Davidson, M. and Fielden, S. (2007) Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A Literature Review. EOC Working Paper Series no. 61. Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission.

Kan, M-Y. and Laurie, H. (2016) Gender, Ethnicity and Household Labour in Married and Cohabiting Couples in the UK. ISER Working Paper Series no. 216-01. Colchester: Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex.

Karamessini, M. and Rubery, J. (eds.) (2014) Women and Austerity: The Economic Crisis and the Future for Gender Equality. Abingdon: Routledge.

Lewis, J. (2009) Work-family Balance, Gender and Policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Lorber, J. (2010) Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics. 4th edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Macklem, T. (2003) Beyond Comparison: Sex and Discrimination. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

McClain, L.C and Grossman, J.L. (2010) Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women's Equal Citizenship. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

McDonald, P. (2011) ‘Workplace sexual harassment 30 years on: a review of the literature’, International Journal of Management Reviews, 14, 1: 1-17.

McLaughlin, C. and Deakin, S. (2011) Equality Law and the Limits of the 'Business Case' for Addressing Gender Inequalities. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

Metcalf, H. and Rolfe, H. (2009) Employment and Earnings in the Finance Sector: A Gender Analysis.  EHRC Research Report no. 17. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Micklem, R. (2009) 'Gender equality and the Equality and Human Rights Commission', Public Policy and Administration, 24, 2: 213-17.

Miller, K. (2009) 'Public policy dilemma: gender equality mainstreaming in UK policy formulation', Public Money & Management, 29, 1: 3-50.

Miller, L., Neathey, F., Pollard, E. and Hill, D. (2004) Occupational Segregation, Gender Gaps and Skill Gaps. EOC Working Paper Series no. 15. Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission.

Miller, L., Pollard, E., Neathey, F., Hill, D., and Ritchie, H. (2005) Gender Segregation in Apprenticeships.  EOC Working Paper Series no. 25. Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission.

Olchawski, J. (2016) Sex Equality: State of the Nation 2016. London: Fawcett Society.

Ortenblad, A. and Marling, R (2017) Gender Equality in a Global Perspective. London: Routledge.

Perfect, D. (2011) Gender Pay Gaps. Briefing paper no. 2, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Perfect, D (2012) Gender Pay Gaps 2012, Briefing paper no. 6. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Rubery, J. (2015) ‘Austerity and the future for gender equality in Europe’, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 68, 4: 715-41.

Rubery, J. and Rafferty, A. (2013) ‘Women and recession revisited’, Work, Employment and Society, 27, 3: 414-32.

Schober, P. and Scott, J. (2012) ‘Maternal employment and gender role attitudes: Dissonance among British men and women in the transition to parenthood', Work, Employment and Society, 26, 3: 514-30.

Scott, J., Crompton, R. and Lyonette, C. (eds.) (2010) Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century: New Barriers and Continuing Constraints. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Scott, J., Dex, S. and Plagnol, A. (2012) Gendered Lives: Gender Inequalities in Production and Reproduction. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham.

Squires, J.A. (2007) The New Politics of Gender Equality. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Walby, S. (2007) Gender (In)equality and the Future of Work. EOC Working Paper Series no. 55. Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission.

Women and Work Commission (2009) Shaping a Fairer Future: A Review of the Recommendations of the Women and Work Commission Three Years On. London: Government Equalities Office.

Yeandle, S. (2009) Policy for a Change: Local Labour Market Analysis and Gender Equality. Bristol: The Policy Press.

Last updated: 08 Feb 2018