Perrons, Diane

Professor Diane Perrons  

Department

Position held

Professor of Economic Geography and Gender Studies and Director

 

Non LSE positions held

European Urban and Regional Studies

Editor

 

Experience keywords:

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

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Her research focuses on globalisation, gender and inequality; paid work, care, and social reproduction and regional development and social change. Her current project is concerned with analysing gender dimensions of increasing economic inequality with particular reference to crises, austerity and alternative patterns of socially sustainable development.

Much of her work examines the interplay between economic and social theory and everyday life. She is currently co-directing the LSE’s Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Consultancy

Countries and regions to which research relates:

European Union in a global context

Media experience:

Radio

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7899

Alt phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7602

Publications

2017

Perrons, Diane (2017) Gender and inequality: austerity and alternatives Intereconomics, 52 (1). 28-33. ISSN 0020-5346

Perrons, Diane (2017) Social theory, economic geography, space and place: reflections on the work of Ray Hudson European Urban and Regional Studies. ISSN 0969-7764

Perrons, Diane (2017) Managing work-life tensions in the neo-liberal UK In: Brandth, Berit and Halrynjo, Sigtona and Kvande, Elin, (eds.) Work–Family Dynamics: Competing Logics of Regulation, Economy and Morals. Routledge Advances in Sociology. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 36-51. ISBN 9781138860070

2016

Perrons, Diane and Lacey, Nicola and Phillips, Anne and Wearing, Sadie and Ashtiany, Saphieh and Biressi, Anita and Carter, Cynthia and Chakrabarti, Shami and Chinkin, Christine and Couldry, Nick and Criado-Perez, Caroline and DeLargy, Pamela and Dobbs, Linda and Harris, Scarlett and Himmelweit, Susan and Jenkins, Kate and Kabeer, Naila and Lovenduski, Joni and Manning, Alan and Murray, Rainbow and Negra, Diane and Neitzert, Eva and Orgad, Shani and Plomien, Ania and Sen, Purna and Spicer, Harriet and Starmer, Keir (2016) Confronting gender inequality: findings from the LSE commission on gender, inequality and power London School of Economics and Political Science, Gender Institute, London, UK.

2015

Perrons, Diane (2015) Gender inequality in times of inequality, crisis and austerity: towards gender sensitive macroeconomic policies In: Bettio, Francesca and Sansonetti, Silvia, (eds.) Visions for Gender Equality. European Commission - Directorate-General for Justice, Luxembourg, 16-20. ISBN 9789279477775

Perrons, Diane (2015) Cohesion is key to fostering gender equality Queries (20 Jul 2015) opinion

Perrons, Diane (2015) Gendering the inequality debate Gender and Development, 23 (2). 207-222. ISSN 1355-2074

Perrons, Diane (2015) The effects of the crisis on female poverty In: Main Causes of Female Poverty – Compilation. European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, 39-67. ISBN 9789282366752

2014

Dunford, Robin and Perrons, Diane (2014) Power, privilege and precarity: the gendered dynamics of contemporary inequality In: Evans, Mary and Hemmings, Clare and Henry, Marsha and Johnstone, Hazel and Madhok, Sumi and Plomien, Ania and Wearing, Sadie, (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory. SAGE Publications. ISBN 9781446252413

Kilkey, Majella and Plomien, Ania and Perrons, Diane (2014) Migrant men's fathering narratives, practices and projects in national and transnational spaces: recent Polish male migrants to London International Migration, 52 (1). 178-191. ISSN 00207985

2013

Plomien, Ania and Perrons, Diane (2013) Gendering the Euro crisis LSE Ideas (17 Sep 2013) Blog entry

Perrons, Diane and Plomein, Ania (2013) Gender, inequality and the crisis: towards more equitable development In: Karamessini, Maria and Rubery, Jill, (eds.) Women and Austerity: the Economic Crisis and the Future for Gender Equality. Routledge IAFFE advances in feminist economics. Routledge, Abingdon, 295-313. ISBN 9780415815376

Perrons, Diane and Dunford, Robin (2013) Regional development, equality and gender: moving towards more inclusive and socially sustainable measures Economic and Industrial Democracy, 34 (3). 483-499. ISSN 0143-831X

Kilkey, Majella and Perrons, Diane and Plomien, Ania (2013) Gender, migration and domestic work: masculinities, male labour and fathering in the UK and USA Migration, diasporas and citizenship . Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, London, UK. ISBN 9780230297203

2012

Perrons, Diane (2012) Regional performance and inequality: linking economic and social development through a capabilities approach Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 5 (1). 15-29. ISSN 1752-1378

Perrons, Diane (2012) 'Global' financial crisis, earnings inequalities and gender: towards a more sustainable model of development Comparative Sociology, 11 (2). 202-226. ISSN 1569-1322

Dunford, Michael and Perrons, Diane (2012) Regional inequality in the EU: how to finance greater cohesion European Planning Studies, 20 (6). 895-922. ISSN 0965-4313

2010

Perrons, Diane (2010) Economic insecurity, gender and the economic recession Peace and Freedom (09/10). 15-22.

Perrons, Diane (2010) Gender, work and poverty in high income countries In: Chant, Sylvia, (ed.) The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty: Concepts, Research, Policy. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781848443341

Perrons, Diane (2010) Regional development and equality: towards a capabilities perspective? In: Pike, Andy and Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés and Tomaney, John, (eds.) Handbook of Local and Regional Development. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415548311

Perrons, Diane and Plomien, Ania (2010) Why socio-economic inequalities increase? Facts and policy responses in Europe EUR 24471 EN. European Union, Brussels, Belgium. ISBN 9789279163432

Perrons, Diane (2010) Gender, work and 'market' values Renewal: a Journal of Social Democracy, 18 (1/2). 34-42. ISSN 0968-252X

Ward, Kevin and Fagan, Collette and McDowell, Linda and Perrons, Diane and Ray, Kathryn (2010) Class transformation and work-life balance in urban Britain: the case of Manchester Urban Studies, 47 (11). 2259-2278. ISSN 0042-0980

Perrons, Diane and Plomien, Ania and Kilkey, Majella (2010) Migration and uneven development within an enlarged European Union: fathering, gender divisions and male migrant domestic services European Urban and Regional Studies, 17 (2). 197-215. ISSN 1461-7145

Kilkey, Majella and Perrons, Diane (2010) Gendered divisions in domestic work time: the rise of the (migrant) handyman phenomenon Time and Society, 19 (2). 239-264. ISSN 0961-463X

2009

Posocco, Silvia and Perrons, Diane (2009) Globalising failures: Geoforum special issue Geoforum, 40 (2). 127-284. ISSN 0016-7185

Perrons, Diane (2009) Migration: cities, regions and uneven development European Urban and Regional Studies, 16 (3). 219-223. ISSN 1461-7145

Perrons, Diane (2009) Spatial and gender inequalities in the global economy: a transformative perspective In: Cramme, Olaf and Diamond, Patrick, (eds.) Social Justice in the Global Age. Polity Press, Cambridge, UK, 195-218. ISBN 9780745644196

Plomien, Ania and Perrons, Diane and Kilkey, Majella (2009) Gender orders in a divided Europe: understanding the migrant handyman phenomenon. In: Gendering East/West: a conference to celebrate 25 years of Women’s Studies, 8 - 10 July, York, UK

Perrons, Diane (2009) Reflections on gender and pay inequalities in the contemporary service economy In: Howcroft, Debra and Richardson, Helen, (eds.) Work and Life in the Global Economy: a Gendered Analysis of Service Work . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230580848

Plomien, Ania and Perrons, Diane and Kilkey, Majella (2009) From post-socialism to neo-liberalism? Gendered understandings and experiences: insights from the migrant handyman sector in the UK. In: Post-socialism, Neo-liberalism − Old And New Gendered Societies And Policies, 22nd –24th May 2009, Szeged, Hungary and Timişoara, Romania

Perrons, Diane and Posocco, Silvia (2009) Globalising failures Geoforum, 40 (2). 131-135. ISSN 0016-7185

Perrons, Diane (2009) Women and gender equity in employment: patterns, progresses and challenges Working papers, WP23. Institute for Employment Studies. ISBN 9781851844197

Plomien, Ania and Perrons, Diane and Kilkey, Majella (2009) Families' outsourcing of male domestic jobs: implications for (gender) equality. In: Social Policy Association Annual Conference, 29 June 2009- 1 July 2009, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

2008

Fagan, Colette and McDowell, Linda and Perrons, Diane and Ray, Kathryn and Ward, Kevin (2008) Class difference in mothers’ work schedules and assessments of their ‘work–life balance’ in dual-earner couples in Britain In: Scott, Jacqueline and Dex, Shirley and Joshi, Heather, (eds.) Women and Employment: Changing Lives and New Challenges. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781847202499

2007

Perrons, Diane and Fagan, C. and McDowell, L. and Ray, K. and Ward, K., eds (2007) Gender divisions and working time in the new economy: changing patterns of work, care and public policy in Europe and North America Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 1845420209

Pedwell, Carolyn and Perrons, Diane (2007) The politics of democratic governance: organising for social inclusion and gender equity: One World Action report of seminar held in London on March 1-2 2007 One World Action, London, UK. ISBN 1898776652

Perrons, Diane and McDowell, Linda and Fagan, Colette and Ray, Kath and Ward, Kevin (2007) Gender, social class and work-life balance in the new economy In: Crompton, Rosemary and Lewis, Suzan and Lyonette, Clare, (eds.) Women, Men, Work and Family in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 133-151. ISBN 9781403987198

Perrons, Diane (2007) The new economy and earnings inequalities: explaining social, spatial and gender divsions in the UK and London In: Daniels, P. W. and Beaverstock, J. V. and Bradshaw, M. J. and Leyshon, A., (eds.) Geographies of the New Economy: Critical Reflections. Routledge, London, UK, 111-131. ISBN 0415357837

Perrons, Diane (2007) Living and working patterns in the new knowledge economy: new opportunities and old social divisions in the case of new media and care-work In: Walby, Sylvia and Gottfried, Heidi and Karin Gottschall, Karin and Osawa, Mari, (eds.) Gendering the Knowledge Economy: Comparative Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 188-206. ISBN 1403994579

Ward, Kevin and Fagan, Colette and McDowell, Linda and Perrons, Diane and Ray, Kath (2007) Living and working in urban working class communities Geoforum, 38 (2). 312-325. ISSN 0016-7185

2006

Perrons, Diane and Sigle-Rushton, Wendy (2006) Employment transitions over the life cycle: a statistical analysis 46. Equal Opportunities Commission, Manchester, UK.

Perrons, Diane (2006) Squeezed between two agendas: work and childcare in the flexible UK In: Lewis, Jane, (ed.) Children, Changing Families and Welfare States. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 243-266. ISBN 1845425235

Perrons, Diane and Sigle-Rushton, Wendy (2006) Employment transitions over the life cycle: a literature review 47. Equal Opportunities Commission, Manchester, UK. ISBN 184206181X

Perrons, Diane and McDowell, L. and Fagan, C. and Ray, K. and Ward, K. (2006) Place, class and local circuits of reproduction: exploring the social geography of middle-class childcare in London Urban Studies, 43 (12). 2163-2182. ISSN 0042-0980

Perrons, Diane (2006) Understanding social and spatial divisions in the new economy: new media clusters and the digital divide In: Karlsson, Charlie, (ed.) Handbook of Research on Innovation and Clusters: Cases and Policies. Edward Elgard Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, 283-299. ISBN 9781847208422

Perrons, Diane and McDowell, L. and Fagan, C. and Ray, K. and Ward, K. (2006) Connecting time and space: the significance of transformations in women's work in the city International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 30 (1). 141-158. ISSN 0309-1317

2005

Perrons, Diane (2005) Gender mainstreaming and gender equality in the new (market) economy: An analysis of contradictions Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, 12 (3). 389-411. ISSN 1072-4745

McDowell, Linda and Perrons, Diane and Fagan, Colette and Ray, Kath and Ward, Kevin (2005) The contradictions and intersections of class and gender in a global city : placing working women's lives on the research agenda Environment and Planning A, 37 (3). 441-461. ISSN 0308-518X

McDowell, Linda and Perrons, Diane and Fagan, Colette and Ray, Kathryn and Ward, Kevin (2005) The contradictions and intersections of class and gender in a global city: Placing working women's lives on the research agenda Environment and Planning A, 37 (3). 441-461. ISSN 0308-518X

Perrons, Diane (2005) New economy and earnings inequalities : explaining social, spatial and gender divisions in the UK and London Issue 17. Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2004

Perrons, Diane (2004) Globalisation and social change: People and places in a divided world 1st, Routledge, London. ISBN 0415266963 hb 0415266963 pb

Perrons, Diane (2004) Equity and representation in the new economy In: Kelly, John and Willman, Paul, (eds.) Union Organization and Activity Leverhulme Volume 2. The future of trade unions in Britain (2). Routledge, London, 51-72. ISBN 9780415287395

Perrons, Diane (2004) Understanding social and spatial divisions in the new economy: new media clusters and the digital divide Economic Geography, 80 (1). 45-61. ISSN 0013-0095

2003

Perrons, Diane (2003) The new economy, labour market inequalities and the work life balance In: Martin, Ron and Morrison, Philip S., (eds.) Geographies of Labour Market Inequality. Regions and cities. Routledge, London, 129-148. ISBN 9780415300148

Perrons, Diane and Skyers, Sophia (2003) Empowerment through participation? Conceptual explorations and a case study International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 27 (2). 265-285. ISSN 0309-1317

Perrons, Diane (2003) The new economy and the work-life balance: conceputal explorations and a case study of new media Gender, Work and Organisation, 10 (1). 65-93. ISSN 0968-6673

2002

Perrons, Diane (2002) Gendered divisions in the new economy: risks and opportunities Geojournal, 56 (4). 271-280. ISSN 0343-2521

Dunford, Michael and Perrons, Diane and Reilly, Barry and Bull, Rebecca (2002) Citations, authors and referees: regional studies, 1981-2002 Regional Studies, 36 (9). 1053-1065. ISSN 0034-3404

2001

Perrons, Diane (2001) Towards a more holistic approach to economic geography Antipode: a Radical Journal of Geography, 33 (2). 208-215. ISSN 0066-4812

2000

Perrons, Diane (2000) Care, paid work, and leisure: rounding the triangle Feminist Economics, 6 (1). 105-114. ISSN 1354-5701

Perrons, Diane (2000) Flexible working and equal opportunities in the UK: a case study from retail Environment and Planning A, 32 (10). 1719-1734. ISSN 0308-518X

Perrons, Diane and Forsberg, Gunnel and Gonås, Lena (2000) Paid work: participation, inclusion and liberation In: Gender, Economy and Culture in the European Union. Routledge research in gender and society. Routledge, London, 27-48. ISBN 9780415239110

Perrons, Diane (2000) Living with risk: labour market transformation, employment policies and social reproduction in the UK Economic and Industrial Democracy, 21 (3). 283-310. ISSN 0143-831X

1999

Perrons, Diane (1999) Reintegrating production and consumption, or why political economy still matters In: Munck, Ronaldo and O'Hearn, Denis, (eds.) Critical Development Theory: Contributions to a New Paradigm. Zed Books Ltd, London, 91-112. ISBN 9781856496384

1998

Perrons, Diane (1998) Deconstructing the Maastricht myth? Economic and social cohesion in Europe: regional and gender dimensions of inequality In: Hudson, Ray and Williams, Allan, (eds.) Divided Europe: Society and Territory. Sage Publications, London, 186-209. ISBN 9780761957539

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Through the focus on male domestic work, the book identifies distinctly gendered understandings of domestic work and care.

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Awards

Visiting Professor, University Aalboug, Denmark 2009 Visiting Professor, University Roskilde, Denmark 2009 Visiting Fellowship, Institute of Employment Studies, Brighton, 2009 Academician, nominated and appointed to British Academy for Social Science, 2003

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Diane Perrons joined LSE in 1994 having previously taught at London Guildhall and Sussex Universities. 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. She is co-author (with Majella Kilkey and Ania Plomien) of Gender, Migration and Domestic Work: Masculinities, Male Labour and Fathering in the UK and USA (Palgrave, 2013) and author of Globalisation and Social Change, People and Places in a Divided World (Routledge 2004). She directed the Gender Institute between 2004 and 2008, was appointed a fellow of the British Academy of Social Science in 2003, and currently serves on the Management Committee of the UK’s Women’s Budget Group.

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