Women and Public Service Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities

ISBN-10: 0765631032
ISBN-13: 9780765631039
Edition: 2014
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Description: This book tackles the challenges that women face in the workplace generally and in the public sector particularly. While Women and Public Service spends time identifying and describing the problems that women faced in the past, it pays special  More...

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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

This book tackles the challenges that women face in the workplace generally and in the public sector particularly. While Women and Public Service spends time identifying and describing the problems that women faced in the past, it pays special attention to identifying possible remedies to these problems, and also surveys progress made in recent decades. The authors present the challenge of accommodating women in public sector organizations as both a fairness issue and also a human resources matter, as a fundamental prerequisite for recruiting the best and brightest talent. Key content coverage:--The representation of women in public organizations, including occupational, agency and position level segregation--Issues of pay equity--legislation, equal worth measures, and the serious links between the issue of representation and equal pay--Special issues facing women in their workplace, including institutional climate, workplace violence, sexual harassment, social costs of career progression, and family-friendly policies.The book targets undergraduate and graduate students, employees, employers, and policy makers. PA, Political Science, and policy-oriented courses such as Women in Organizations, Diversity Management, Race, Gender and Class, and Advanced Topics in Human Resources Management can use this as a primary or supplemental textbook. With increased pressure from accrediting bodies in many fields, most academic units are responding by incorporating diversity issues across the curriculum.

Foreword, Camilla Stivers
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Why Write a Book on Women in Public Service Organizations?
Principles Guiding the Book
Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities
Outline of the Book
From Representation to Diversity: The Road Ahead
From Diversity to Representation
Equity-Based Arguments for Diversity
The Consumerist Argument for Representative Bureaucracy
Identity Diversity and Functional Diversity
Diversity and the Challenge of Representing Groups
Passive and Active Representation
Work-Life Balance, Fit, or Satisfaction
Diversity Theories
Gender and Roles
Implicit Bias
Institutional Discrimination
Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities
Key Terms
Legislation Affecting Women
Employment Discrimination Legislation
Sex-Based Employment Discrimination
Equal Pay Legislation
Disability and Genetics Legislation
Legislation on Workplace Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Breastfeeding and the Law
Publicly Supported Child Care and Education
Reconsidering Policy: An Opportunity?
Family Responsibility Discrimination, a New Frontier
Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities
Key Terms
Policy, the Executive Branch, and the Courts
Policies by Political Leadership of the Executive Branch
Affirmative Action (Executive Order 11246)
Obama Administration's Leadership
The Supreme Court and Landmark Rulings
Affirmative Action: University of Michigan Admissions Policies
Equal Pay Act: Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire
Implications for Title VTI of the Civil Rights Act: Staub v. Proctor Hospital
Dukes v. Wal-Mart
Sex Equality and Federal Agencies
Department of Labor
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
National Science Foundation
Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities
Key Terms
Social Costs of Career
Workplace "Choices"
Social Costs of Career: Trends in Marriage, Divorce, and Children
Career Costs: Salvaging a Career by Exiting and Reentering, Downshifting, or Entrepreneurship
Part-Time "Bad" Jobs
Work-Life Balance Policies
Family and Medical Leave Act as the Floor
Flexible Schedules
Supportive Lactation Policies and Programs
Child-Care and Elder-Care Benefits
Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities
Key Terms
Segregation and Representation of Women in Public Organizations
Women in Representative Institutions
Overrepresentation and Underrepresentation in Public Administration
Agency Segregation
Position Segregation
Occupational Segregation
Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities
Key Terms
Equal Pay
Nature of Work and Pay
Occupational, Agency, and Position-Level Segregations
Part-Time vs. Full-Time Work
Entry and Reentry: "The Mommy Track"
Human Capital Factors
Organization Type and Industry
Years of Experience
Collective Bargaining
Education and Pay
Authority Pays!
Age
Merit and Cost of Living
Gender
A New Glass Ceiling
Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities
Key Terms
Women in Organizations: From Mentoring to Bullying
Mentoring
Informal vs. Formal Mentoring
Mentoring Functions
Negotiating
In the Workforce
In the Home
Workplace Violence
Bullying
Sexual Harassment
Physical Violence
Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities
Key Terms
Conclusion: Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities
Barriers
Challenges
Opportunities
Last Words
References
Index
About the Authors

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