Women in the Labour Market in Changing Economies: Demographic Issues

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Increased female participation in the labour market is a very significant feature of recent economic development. This volume analyzes how demographic conditions have favored or slowed the increase and what the demographic effects of the increase will be.

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Brígida García is Professor at the Centre for Demographic and Urban Studies of El Colegio de México, México City. She has published many works on labour markets, the family and gender, and from 1995-99 served as co-chair of the Gender and Population Committee of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). Richard Anker works for the International Labour Office, Geneva, Switzerland. Antonella Pinnelli is Professor of Social Demography at the Department of Demographic Sciences, University La Sapienza, Rome.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Background
1. Introduction, Brígida García, Richard Anker, and Antonella Pinnelli
2. Cross-National Analysis of Women in the Labour Market, Robert L. Clark, Anne York, and Richard Anker
Part II: Labour Market and Demographic Effects of Major Economic and Political Change
3. Labour Market Transitions of Men and Women During an Economic Crisis: Evidence from Indonesia, Duncan Thomas, Kathleen Beegle, and Elizabeth Frankenberg
4. Gender, Labour Market, and Demographic Change: A Case Study of Women's Entry into the Formal Manufacturing Sector in Bangladesh, Rita Afsar
5. Missing the Partner and his Earnings: Income Situation and Labour Market Participation of Single Mothers in West and East Germany, Felix Buchel and Henriette Engelhardt
6. Divorce and Professional Careers in Russia During the Transition Towards Market Economy, Patrick Festy, Irina Kortchagina, Olga Mouratcheva, and Lidia Prokofieva
Part III: Migration and Labour Market Changes for Women and Men
7. Gender and the Labour Market Among Immigrants in Some Italian Areas: The Case of Moroccans, Former Yugoslavians, and Poles, Salvatore Strozza, Gerardo Gallo, and Francesca Grillo
8. Double Jeopardy? Female Rural Migrant Labourers in Urban China: The Case of Shanghai, Wang Feng and Shen Anan
9. Migration, Gender, and Returns to Education in Shenzhen, China, Zai Liang and Yiu Por Chen
Part IV: Increasing Feminization of the Labour Force: Balancing Work and Family
10. Women and Part-Time Employment: Workers' 'Choices' and Wage Penalties in Five Industrialized Countries, Elena Bardasi and Janet C. Gornick
11. Economic Opportunities and the Transition to Marriage Among Young Women in the United States, Amy G. Cox, Joan M. Hermsen, and Jacob Alex Klerman
12. Education, Career Opportunities, and Changing Patterns of Fertility: A Study of Women in the Labour Market in Twentieth-Century Sweden, Maria Stanfors and Lars Svensson
13. Family, Quality of Jobs, and Female Labour Force Patterns in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Marcela Cerrutti
14. The Influence of Female Employment and Autonomy on Reproductive Behaviour in Egypt, Andrzej Kulczycki and Lucía Juárez

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