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Professor Diane Perrons

Email: d.perrons@lse.ac.uk|

Diane Perrons

Professor of Economic Geography and Gender Studies

Director of the Gender Institute

Email: d.perrons@lse.ac.uk|

Room: COL.5.01B, Columbia House, LSE

Overview

Diane Perrons is Professor of Economic Geography and Gender Studies and Director of the Gender Institute. Her research focuses on  globalisation, gender and inequality; paid work, care and social reproduction; economic transformation, crises and changing gender relations; regional development and social change. Much of her work examines the interplay between economic and social theory and everyday life.

Experience keywords: globalisation; gender; inequality; economic crises; labour markets, care and social reproduction; regional development and social sustainability.

Professor Perrons' LSE Experts| entry is available here.  

Research

  • Globalisation, gender and inequality
  • Economic transformation and social change
  • Uneven regional development and inequality
  • Gender, work and care
  • Migration and social reproduction
  • Sustainable and inclusive development
  • Crisis and recovery

Commissioned Research

  • Private Bank: Workplace Culture and Gender Balance, for a private bank, with Ania Plomien, 2011
  • Why socio-economic inequalities increase? Facts and policy responses in Europe, Report for the European Commission with Ania Plomien, 2010
  • Women and gender equity in employment: an unfinished revolution, Institute of Employment Studies (2010).
  • The Politics of Democratic Governance: Organising for Social Inclusion and Gender Equity. London: One World Action, with Carolyn Pedwell, 2007
  • Employment Transitions over the Lifecycle - A Research Review, Manchester: EOC. with Wendy Sigle-Rushton, 2006
  • Employment Transitions over the Lifecycle- A Statistical Analysis, Manchester: EOC. with Wendy Sigle-Rushton, 2006

PhD Supervision

Diane has supervised over 15 PhD students through to successful completion, and examined over 20 PhDs. She is interested in supervising students working on topics related to: Globalisation, gender and inequality; economic transformation and social change; migration, work and care. Please see our PhD programme| web pages for how to apply and what we are looking for in a research proposal.

Selected Recent Publications

Gender, Migration and Domestic Work

Gender, Migration and Domestic Work: Masculinities, Male Labour & Fathering in the UK and USA| by Majella Kilkey, Diane Perrons and Ania Plomien (2013)

As the rich have got richer and households have become busier, demand for commoditized household services has increased. While much is known about maids and nannies, this book is distinctive in focusing on masculinized domestic services

 
  • Perrons, D. and Plomien, A. (2013) Gender, Inequality and the Crisis: Towards More Equitable Development, In Karamessini, M and Rubery, J. Women and Austerity The Economic Crisis and the Future for Gender Equality, London: Routledge
  • Perrons D and Dunford, R. (2013) Regional development, equality and gender: Moving towards more inclusive and socially sustainable measures, Economic and Industrial Democracy, 34 (3) 483-499
  • Perrons, D. (2012) Regional performance and inequality: linking economic and social development through a capabilities approach, Cambridge Journal of Regions Economy and Society, 5, 15-20
  • Perrons, D. (2012) ‘Global’ financial crisis, earnings inequalities and gender. Towards a more sustainable model of development, Comparative Sociology, 11, 202-226
  • Perrons, D., Plomien, A. and Kilkey, M (2010) Migration and uneven development within an enlarged European Union: Fathering, gender divisions and male migrant domestic services, European Urban and Regional Studies, 17, 197–215
  • Perrons, D. and Plomien, A. (2010) Why socio-economic inequalities increase? Facts and policy responses in Europe, Report for the European Commission EUR 24471 EN, http://ec.europa.eu/research/social-sciences/books36_en.html
  • Perrons, D. (2010) Gender, Work and Poverty in High Income Countries, in S. Chant (eds) International Handbook on Gender and Poverty, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 409-414
  • Perrons, D (2009) 'Spatial and Gender Inequalities in the Global Economy: A transformative perspective, in O. Kramme and P. Diamond' (eds) Social Justice in the Global Age, (London: Polity).

Others

  • Perrons, D (2010) Economic Insecurity, Gender and the Economic Recession. Peace and Freedom, Journal of the UKWILPF
  • Perrons, D (2010) Gender, work and market recognition: understanding and challenging 'market' values, Renewal, 18 (1-2) 34-42
  • Perrons, D. (2009) Women and Gender Equity in Employment Patterns, Progress and Challenges, IES WP 23 

 

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