ABIGAIL GREGORY is Lecturer in French at the University of Salford. Her research has concentrated on Anglo-French comparisons of women's employment both at national level and in retailing. She has published book chapters and articles on these themes and is currently co-editing Women in Contemporary France (with Ursula Tidd).
JAN WINDEBANK is Senior Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Sheffield. Her previous books include with Colin C. Williams, Informal Employment in the Advanced Economies: Implications for Work and Welfare and The Informal Economy in France.