Women's Work, Men's Work: Sex Segregation on the Job

Women's Work, Men's Work: Sex Segregation on the Job

by Barbara Reskin, Barbara F., National Research Council
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309034299

ISBN-13: 9780309034296

Pub. Date: 01/15/1986

Publisher: National Academies Press

Even though women have made substantial progress in a number of formerly male occupations, sex segregation in the workplace remains a fact of life. This volume probes pertinent questions: Why has the overall degree of sex segregation remained stable in this century? What informal barriers keep it in place? How do socialization and educational practices affect

Overview

Even though women have made substantial progress in a number of formerly male occupations, sex segregation in the workplace remains a fact of life. This volume probes pertinent questions: Why has the overall degree of sex segregation remained stable in this century? What informal barriers keep it in place? How do socialization and educational practices affect career choices and hiring patterns? How do family responsibilities affect women's work attitudes? And how effective is legislation in lessening the gap between the sexes? Amply supplemented with tables, figures, and insightful examination of trends and research, this volume is a definitive source for what is known today about sex segregation on the job.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309034296
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
01/15/1986
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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