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August 2005

The female share of weekend employment: a study of 16 countries

Harriet B. Presser, Janet Gornick

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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