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Gender Equality: Transforming Family Divisions of Labor

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In the labor market and workplace, anti-discrimination rules, affirmative action policies, and pay equity procedures exercise a direct effect on gender relations. But what can be done to influence the ways that men and women allocate tasks and responsibilities at home?

In Gender Equality, Volume VI in the Real Utopias series, social scientists Janet C. Gornick and Marcia K. Meyers propose a set of policies—paid family leave provisions, working time regulations, and early ...

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Overview

In the labor market and workplace, anti-discrimination rules, affirmative action policies, and pay equity procedures exercise a direct effect on gender relations. But what can be done to influence the ways that men and women allocate tasks and responsibilities at home?

In Gender Equality, Volume VI in the Real Utopias series, social scientists Janet C. Gornick and Marcia K. Meyers propose a set of policies—paid family leave provisions, working time regulations, and early childhood education and care—designed to foster more egalitarian family divisions of labor by strengthening men’s ties at home and women’s attachment to paid work. Their policy proposal is followed by a series of commentaries—both critical and supportive—from a group of distinguished scholars, and a concluding essay in which Gornick and Meyers respond to a debate that is a timely and valuable contribution to egalitarian politics.

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Editorial Reviews

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“With keen insight and passion, Gornick and Meyers show why and how ‘dual-earner/dual-caregiver’ arrangements are essential for the well-being of post-industrial societies ... A wonderful book that is must-reading for experts, policymakers, and caring citizens alike.”—Kathleen Gerson

“An extremely stimulating and provocative debate.”—Jane Lewis

“While sharing a common goal of greater equality among men and women, the authors critically discuss whether gender symmetry should be a goal in itself, for whom, and at what costs in terms of social inequalities ... This intense and honest dialogue makes for an exciting book.”—Chiara Saraceno

Kathleen Gerson
“With keen insight and passion, Gornick and Meyers show why and how ‘dual-earner/dual-caregiver’ arrangements are essential for the well-being of post-industrial societies… A wonderful book that is must-reading for experts, policymakers, and caring citizens alike.”
Jane Lewis
“An extremely stimulating and provocative debate.”
Chiara Saraceno
“While sharing a common goal of greater equality among men and women, the authors critically discuss whether gender symmetry should be a goal in itself, for whom, and at what costs in terms of social inequalities … This intense and honest dialogue makes for an exciting book.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844673254
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication date: 8/3/2009
  • Series: The Real Utopias Project
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet C. Gornick is Professor of political science and Sociology at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY).

Marcia K. Meyers is Professor of Social Work and Public Affairs at the University of Washington.

Erik Olin Wright is Vilas Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of many books, including Classes, Interrogating Inequality, Class Counts, Deepening Democracy (with Archon Fung), and Envisioning Real Utopias. For more information on Envisioning Real Utopias and the Real Utopias project, and to access book content, please visit realutopias.org (site in progress).

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