Women and the Economy A Reader

ISBN-10: 0765609967

ISBN-13: 9780765609960

Edition: 2003

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List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Tables and Figures
Preface
Methodologies for Studying Women and the Economy
Rethinking Economics Through a Feminist Lens
Revisiting Class: Thinking from Gender, Race, and Organizations
Feminist Economics: From Theory to Research
Appendix
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Exercise
Further Reading
The Rise and Fall of Separate Spheres
Breadwinners and Other Workers: Gender and Race-Ethnicity in the Evolution of the Labor Force
Industrialization, Female Labor Force Participation, and the Modern Division of Labor by Sex
Men and Monotony: Fraternalism as a Managerial Strategy at the Ford Motor Company
Exploring the "Present Through the Past": Career and Family Across the Last Century
Marriage, Children, and Women's Employment: What Do We Know?
Appendix
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Further Reading
Households and Social Reproduction
The Economic Risks of Being a Housewife
For Love or Money-Or Both?
Student Attitudes Toward Roles of Women and Men: Is the Egalitarian Household Imminent?
The Household as a Focus for Research
Appendix
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Further Reading
Mainstream Approaches to Labor Market Outcomes
The Earnings Gap and Family Choices
Race and Gender Wage Gaps in the Market for Recent College Graduates
Motor Bus Deregulation and the Gender Wage Gap: A Test of the Becker Hypothesis
"That Single-Mother Element": How White Employers Typify Black Women
Appendix
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Further Reading
Heterodox Approaches to Labor Market Outcomes
The Political Economy of Labor Market Discrimination: A Classroom-Friendly Presentation of the Theory
Black Women's Breakthrough into Clerical Work: An Occupational Tipping Model
Gender as More Than a Dummy Variable: Feminist Approaches to Discrimination
Just Checking It Out: Exploring the Significance of Informal Gender Divisions Among American Supermarket Employees
Appendix
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Further Reading
Policies Affecting Women, Work, and Families
Single, with Children: The Economic Plight of Single Mothers
The Minimum Wage Increase: A Working Woman's Issue
The Challenge of Comparable Worth: An Institutionalist View
Curing Child Poverty in the United States
Why Americans Need Family Leave Benefits and How They Can Get Them
Appendix
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Further Reading
The Gendered Impact of Economic Development and Globalization
Gender and International Labor Standards in the World Economy
Globalization, Gender and the Davos Man
Development, Gender, and the Environment: Theoretical or Contextual Link? Toward an Institutional Analysis of Gender
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
Appendix
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Further Reading
About the Editors and Contributors
Index
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