The Economics of Women, Men and Work:

ISBN-10: 0132992817

ISBN-13: 9780132992817

Edition: 2013

Authors: Francine D. Blau, Anne E Winkler, Marianne a Ferber

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For courses found in Economics Departments and Departments of Women's Studies, on The Economics of Women, Women and Work, or the Economics of Gender.The most current and comprehensive source available for research, data, and analysis on women, gender, and economics.Blau, Ferber, and Winkler are widely known for their research and contributions on the study of the economics of gender. As active researchers and leading scholars on the subject, the authors are in tune with the most current and relevant research that’s included in Economics of Women, Men, and Work.
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Book details

List price: $133.33
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson College Div
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Introduction
What Economics Is About
Uses of Economic Theory
The Scope of Economics
Individuals, Families, and Households
A Note on Terminology
Outline of the Book
Appendix: A Review of Supply and Demand in the Labor Market
Women and Men: Historical Perspectives
The Source of Gender Differences: Nature versus Nurture-The Ongoing Debate
Factors Influencing Women's Relative Status
Women's Roles and Economic Development
The U.S. Experience
The Family as an Economic Unit: Theoretical Perspectives
The Simple Neoclassical Model: Specialization and Exchange
Disadvantages of Specialization
Advantages of Families Beyond Specialization
Transaction Cost and Bargaining Approaches
Appendix: Specialization and Exchange: A Graphical Analysis
The Family as an Economic Unit: Evidence
Time Spent in Nonmarket Work
Estimating the Value of Nonmarket Production
The American Family in the Twenty-First Century
The Labor Force: Definitions and Trends
The Labor Force: Some Definitions
Trends in Labor Force Participation
Trends in Labor Force Attachment of Women
Trends in Hours Worked
Trends in Gender Differences in Unemployment
The Labor Supply Decision
The Labor Supply Decision
Some Applications of the Theory: Taxes, Child Care Costs, and Labor Supply
Analyzing the Long-term Growth in Women's Labor Force Participation
Recent Trends in Women's Labor Force Participation: Has the Engine of Growth Stalled?
Analyzing Trends in Men's Labor Force Participation
Black and White Participation Differentials: Serious Employment Problems for Black Men
Appendix: The Income and Substitution Effects: A Closer Look
Evidence on Gender Differences in Labor Market Outcomes
Gender Differences in Occupations
The Gender Pay Ratio
Gender Differences in Union Membership
Gender Differences in Self-Employment
Gender Differences in Nonstandard Work
Gender Differences in Educational Attainment: Theory and Evidence
Chapter Highlights
Supply and Demand Explanations: An Overview
What Is Human Capital?
Evidence on Gender Differences in Educational Attainment
The Educational Investment Decision
The Rising College Wage Premium
Education and Productivity
Gender Differences in Educational Investment Decisions: the Human Capital Explanation
Gender Differences in Educational Investment Decisions: Social Influences and Anticipation of Discrimination
Policy Issues: Title IX-Sports, Academics, and the Status of Single-Sex Education
Explaining Women's Rising Educational Attainment
Other Supply-Side Sources of Gender Differences in Labor Market Outcomes: On-the-Job Training, Family Gaps, Psychological Attributes and Math Test Scores
On-the-Job Training and Labor Market Experience
Why do Firms Pay Tuition Benefits?
Gender Differences in Labor Market Experience
The On-the-Job Training Investment Decision
Experience and Productivity
Gender Differences in Training Investment Decisions
Occupations and Earnings
Family-Related Earnings Gaps
Gender Differences in Psychological Attributes
A Closer Look at Gender Differences in Math Test Scores
Evidence on the Sources of Gender Differences in Earnings and Occupations: Supply-Side Factors Versus Labor Market Discrimination
Labor Market Discrimination: A Definition
Analyzing the Sources of Gender Differences in Labor Market Outcomes
Empirical Evidence on the Sources of Gender Differences in Earnings
The Declining Gender Pay Gap
Empirical Evidence on the Causes and Consequences of Gender Differences in Occupations
Appendix: Regression Analysis and Empirical Estimates of Labor Market Discrimination
Labor Market Discrimination: Theory
Theories of Labor Market Discrimination: An Overview
Tastes for Discrimination
Subtle Barriers
Statistical Discrimination
The Overcrowding Model
Institutional Models (including dual labor markets)
Feedback Effects
Government Policies to Combat Employment Discrimination
Rationales for Government Intervention
Equal Employment Opportunity Laws and Regulations
Effectiveness of the Government's Antidiscrimination Effort
Affirmative Action
Comparable Worth
Changing Work Roles and Family Formation
Economic Explanations for Family Formation
Marriage
Divorce
Cohabitation: Opposite-Sex and Same-Sex Couples
Fertility
The Changing American Family and Implications for Family
Changing Family Structure
Poverty: Incidence and Measurement
Implications for Children's Well-Being
Government Policies Affecting Family Well-Being Policies to Alleviate Poverty
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Child Support Enforcement
Employment Strategies
Taxes, Specialization, and Marriage
Federal Income Tax
Social Security
Balancing the Competing Demands of Work and Family
The Competing Demands of Work and Family
Rationales for Government and Employer Policies to Assist Workers
Family Leave
Child Care
Other Employer-Provided Family Friendly Policies
Gender Differences Around the World: An Overview
Indicators of Women's Economic Status
Labor Force Participation
Occupations
Earnings
Educational Attainment
Fertility
Housework
Women's Role in Government and Their Standing Before the Law
Cultural Factors
Women's Status: An Assessment
Economic Development, Globalization, and Women's Status
Gender Differences Around the World: A Closer Look at Specific Countries and Regions
A Comparison of the United States to Other Economically Advanced Countries
Challenges Facing Women in Developing Countries
Countries of the Former Soviet Bloc
Countries of the Middle East and North Africa
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