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Emily Thomson is a Senior Lecturer in the department of Law, Economics, Accountancy and Risk and a research associate of Women in Scotland’s Economy (WiSE) Research Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her teaching and research interests include feminist economics, the business case for gender equality, gender and Modern Apprenticeships and women in the labour market. Emily is a member of the International Association for Feminist Economics, a fellow of the International Working Group on Gender, Macroeconomics and International Economics and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is also currently the Vice-Convenor of the board of Engender, Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation.
After the recession, the rise in casual and precarious contracts is entrenching gender inequality in the UK.