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The Psychology of Women at Work: Challenges and Solutions for Our Female Workforce
     

The Psychology of Women at Work: Challenges and Solutions for Our Female Workforce

by Michele A. Paludi (Editor)
 

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women made up 46.4 percent of the civilian labor force in 2005, and that percentage is expected to reach 47 percent by 2014. Professional and health-related occupations are the fastest-growing roles for women, with computer-related, environmental, and educational fields also drawing increasingly on the female workforce.

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women made up 46.4 percent of the civilian labor force in 2005, and that percentage is expected to reach 47 percent by 2014. Professional and health-related occupations are the fastest-growing roles for women, with computer-related, environmental, and educational fields also drawing increasingly on the female workforce. The bottom line at a macro level is that, more and more, women are driving the country's economic development. But with that phenomenon come questions, challenges, and concerns, on many diverse levels. Debates rage on psychological topics such as the effect the increasing number of women at work has on marriage and divorce, family and children, women's identities and stress levels and, overall, their physical and mental health. Psychologist Michele A. Paludi and her team of experts from across fields examine all aspects of women at work - the pros and cons, how it is changing American society, its women, their relationships, partners, and children.

The factors that fuel women achievers are also discussed by female scholars and experts in the field, who illustrate points with vignettes and their own career development stories. Issues in the workplace affecting women's wellbeing are also discussed, including sexual harassment and related laws, pregnancy-related work policy and regulations, challenges for women bosses and career moms, the glass ceiling, racism, women's relationships with male coworkers, and issues that rise when a woman is the breadwinner. This unique and timely set will appeal to those who are interested in psychology, women's studies, education, law, business, and public policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275996819
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
Women's Psychology Series
Pages:
184

Meet the Author

MICHELE A. PALUDI is Series Editor for the Praeger series in Women's Psychology. Paludi is author or editor of 27 college textbooks, and more than 140 scholarly articles and conference presentations on sexual harassment, psychology of women, gender and sexual harassment, and victimization. Now President of Human Resources Management Solutions and Participating Faculty in the School of Management at Union Graduate College, she has held earlier faculty positions at Franklin & Marshall College, Kent State University, Hunter College, and Union College. Paludi serves as an expert witness for court proceedings and administrative hearings on sexual harassment. Her book, Ivory Power, received the 1992 Myers Center Award for Outstanding Book on Human Rights in the United States. Another one of her books, The Psychology of Women: A Handbook, (Praeger, 1993), won an Outstanding Academic Book Award from the American Library Association.

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