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|Ch. 2||Women and Men: Changing Roles in a Changing Economy||13|
|Ch. 3||The Family as an Economic Unit||35|
|Ch. 4||The Allocation of Time Between the Household and the Labor Market||81|
|Ch. 5||Differences in Occupations and Earnings: Overview||133|
|Ch. 6||Differences in Occupations and Earnings: The Human Capital Model||155|
|Ch. 7||Differences in Occupations and Earnings: The Role of Labor Market Discrimination||201|
|Ch. 8||Recent Developments in the Labor Market: Their Impact on Women and Men||257|
|Ch. 9||Changing Work Roles and the Family||301|
|Ch. 10||Policies Affecting Paid Work and Family||335|
|Ch. 11||Gender Differences in Other Countries||382|
We wrote The Economics of Women, Men, and Work because we saw a need for a text that would acquaint students with the findings of research on women, men, and work in the labor market and the household. We are extremely gratified on the publication of the 4th edition to reflect that this belief was justified, and hope that this expanded and updated new edition will serve as effectively as the first three.
The book is written at a level that should both utilize and enhance students' knowledge of economic concepts and analysis but do so in terms intelligible to those not versed in advanced theory. Even though we assume a knowledge of introductory economics on the part of the reader, an interested and determined individual wanting to learn more about the economic status of women as compared to men could benefit considerably from the material offered here. The book also draws upon research in the other social sciences. The text, used in its entirety, is primarily intended for courses specifically concerned with the economic status of women. However, this book could be used to good advantage in interdisciplinary women's studies courses, as well as introductory-level courses in economic problems. Selected readings would also make a useful supplement to round out a general labor economics course. In addition, it would also serve as a useful reference work for those not familiar with the rapidly growing body of literature on women, men, and work as well as for practicing economists looking for a single volume on this topic.
The 4th edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect thenumerous changes in the labor market and in the family that have occurred in recent years. All data and references have been updated to take into account the most recent research on each subject covered. Questions have been added at the end of each chapter to provide for review of major concepts and to stimulate further discussion among students and instructors. The other new features of the 4th edition as well as some of the changes previously incorporated in the 3rd edition are summarized here.