Occupational Ghettos: The Worldwide Segregation of Women and Men

Occupational Ghettos: The Worldwide Segregation of Women and Men

by Maria Charles, David Grusky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804753296

ISBN-13: 9780804753296

Pub. Date: 07/26/2005

Publisher: Stanford University Press

The last half-century has witnessed dramatic declines in gender inequality, evidenced by the rise of egalitarian views on gender roles and the narrowing of long-standing gender gaps in university attendance and labor force participation. This development, while spectacular, has been coupled with similarly impressive forms of resistance to equalization, most notably

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Overview

The last half-century has witnessed dramatic declines in gender inequality, evidenced by the rise of egalitarian views on gender roles and the narrowing of long-standing gender gaps in university attendance and labor force participation. This development, while spectacular, has been coupled with similarly impressive forms of resistance to equalization, most notably the continuing tendency for women to crowd into female “occupational ghettos.” This book answers the important questions: Why has such extreme segregation persisted even as other types of gender inequality have lessened? Why is segregation especially extreme in precisely those countries that appear most committed to egalitarian reform and family-friendly policies?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804753296
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
07/26/2005
Series:
Studies in Social Inequality Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

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