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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Meet the Author

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

List of Contributors
List of Figures
List of Tables
1 Introduction 3
2 Cross-national Analysis of Women in the Labour Market 13
3 Labour Market Transitions of Men and Women during an Economic Crisis: Evidence from Indonesia 37
4 Gender, Labour Market, and Demographic Change: A Case Study of Women's Entry into the Formal Manufacturing Sector in Bangladesh 59
5 Missing the Partner and his Earnings: Income Situation and Labour Market Participation of Single Mothers in West and East Germany 87
6 Divorce and Professional Careers in Russia During the Transition Towards Market Economy 104
7 Gender and the Labour Market among Immigrants in Some Italian Areas: The Case of Moroccans, Former Yugoslavians, and Poles 133
8 Double Jeopardy? Female Rural Migrant Labourers in Urban China, the Case of Shanghai 166
9 Migration, Gender, and Returns to Education in Shenzhen, China 184
10 Women and Part-time Employment: Workers' 'Choices' and Wage Penalties in Five Industrialized Countries 209
11 Economic Opportunities and the Transition to Marriage among Young Women in the United States 245
12 Education, Career Opportunities, and Changing Patterns of Fertility: A Study of Women in the Labour Market in Twentieth-Century Sweden 264
13 Family, Quality of Jobs, and Female Labour Force Patterns in Buenos Aires, Argentina 292
14 The Influence of Female Employment and Autonomy on Reproductive Behaviour in Egypt 314
Index 331
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