Women and Men at Work / Edition 2

Women and Men at Work / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
076198710X
ISBN-13:
9780761987109
Pub. Date:
07/09/2002
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
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Overview

Women and Men at Work / Edition 2

The Second Edition of this best selling book provides a comprehensive examination of the role that gender plays in work environments. This book differs from others by comparing women's and men's work status, addressing contemporary issues within a historical perspective, incorporating comparative material from other countries, recognizing differences in the experiences of women and men from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. Relying on both qualitative and quantitative data, the authors seek to link social scientific ideas about workers' lives, sex inequality, and gender to the real-world workplace. This new edition contains updated statistics, timely cartoons, and presents new scholarship in the field. It also provides a renewed focus on reasons for variability in inequality across workplaces. In sum, the second edition of Women and Men at Work presents a contemporary perspective to the field, with relevant comparative and historical insights that will draw readers in and connect them to the wider concern of making sense of our dramatically changing world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761987109
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/09/2002
Series: Sociology for a New Century Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 552,151
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Work and Gender
What Work Is
Sex and Gender
Gendered Work
Summary
Gendered Work in Time and Place
The Sexual Division of Labor in Preindustrial Europe
The Industrial Revolution
The Sexual Divison of Paid and Unpaid Work
The Sexual Division of Labor Around the World
Summary
An Overview of Sex Inequality at Work
Sex Inequality in the Contemporary American Workplace
Explanations for Sex Inequality in the Workplace
Summary
Sex Segregation in the Workplace
Consequenses of Sex Segregation
A History of Sex Segregation in the United States
Trends in Sex Segregation
Explanations and Remedies for Sex Segregation
Summary
Moving Up and Taking Charge
Women, Men, and Promotions
Women, Men, and Authority
Explanations and Remedies for the Promotion Authority Gaps
Summary
Sex Differences in Earnings
The Cost of Being Female
Explaning the Pay Gap
Employers' Discriminatory Actions
Summary
Paid Work and Family Work
The Decline of the Stay-at-Home Wife and Mother
Work-Family Conflict
The Sexual Division of Labor and Work-Family Conflict
Responses to Work-Family Conflicts
Summary
References

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