The Economic Emergence of Women / Edition 2

The Economic Emergence of Women / Edition 2

by B. Bergmann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312219415

ISBN-13: 9780312219413

Pub. Date: 10/13/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

This new edition of a classic feminist book explains how one of the great historical revolutions - the ongoing movement toward equality between the sexes - has come about. Its origins are to be found, not in changing ideas, but in the economic developments that have made women's labour too valuable to be spent exclusively in domestic pursuits. The revolution is

Overview

This new edition of a classic feminist book explains how one of the great historical revolutions - the ongoing movement toward equality between the sexes - has come about. Its origins are to be found, not in changing ideas, but in the economic developments that have made women's labour too valuable to be spent exclusively in domestic pursuits. The revolution is unfinished; new arrangements are needed to fight still-prevalent discrimination in the workplace, to achieve a more just sharing of housework and childcare between women and men, and, with the weakening of the institution of marriage, to re-erect a firm economic basis for the raising of children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312219413
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
10/13/2005
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2005
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

The Break-up of the Sex Role Caste System Why Did Women Emerge? The Social Factors: Births, Schools, Divorces, Ideas 'Women's Place' in the Labour Market Occupational Segregation by Sex: The Root of Women's Disadvantage Setting the Pay for the Jobs Women Hold Government Action against Discrimination Affirmative Action and Pay Equity The Occupation of Housewife Lone Parents and their Poverty Keeping House: The Economics and Politics of Family Care 'Industrializing' Housework and Child Care A Policy Agenda for the Sex Role Revolution

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