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Overview

In this comprehensive overview of a growing domain of research, Reskin and Padavic examine how gender has shaped the meaning and performance of work. Patterns of sex inequality and segregation as well as the gendered nature of contemporary workplace cultures are demonstrated. The authors provide an especially useful - and critical - summary of economic theories of gender differences in workplace rewards, such as earnings and authority, as well as an insightful discussion of the interpenetration of family and work life.

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Examining the impact of gender on the experiences of men and women in the workplace, and considering the impact of economic matters on the relative status and well-being of men and women, this book provides a brief introduction to the intersection of two systems of inequality. The book describes gendered work, details its history, and considers its causes and consequences. Maps, graphs, charts, and cartoons offer visual representations of the findings. Padavic teaches at Florida State university. Reskin teaches sociology at Harvard University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803990227
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/28/1994
  • Series: Sociology for a New Century Series , #8
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Reskin received her Ph D in 1973 from the University of Washington. After spending two decades in Big-Ten Universities, she moved to Harvard University. She has written six books and several dozen articles and chapters about gender and race inequality in the workplace, sex segregation, discrimination, and affirmative action. She has served as an expert witness in employment discrimination litigation, and consulted with organizations on issues related to gender and work. She has lectured widely on her research, both in the U.S. and abroad. Barbara has served on the Board of Overseers of the General Social Survey and on several National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Committees. She is past President of the American Sociological Association. She has received several awards, including the Cheryl Miller-Sociologists for Women in Society Lecturership, the SWS Mentorship Award,, the Distinguished Scholar Award of the ASA Section on Sex and Gender. She has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and is a fellow of the American Association of Arts and Sciences.

Irene Padavic is an Associate Professor at Florida State University. Before becoming a professor, she worked in a variety of service-sector jobs: candy seller at a movie theater, waitperson, telephone solicitor, door-to-door promoter of real estate, paralegal, and marketing researcher. Her dissertation project provided experience in the industrial sector, where she worked as a coal-handler in a power plant. Her research has been in the areas of gender and work, race differences in campus peer culture, economic restructuring, and changes in childcare arrangements.

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Table of Contents

Work and Gender
A History of Gendered Work
An Overview of Sex Inequality at Work
Sex Segregation in the Workplace
Sex Differences in Moving Up and Taking Charge
Sex Differences in Earnings
Constructing a Gendered Workplace
Paid Work and Family Work
Women, Men, and Work in the Twenty-First Century

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