Women and the Economy: Family, Work, and Pay / Edition 2

Women and the Economy: Family, Work, and Pay / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
0321410947
ISBN-13:
9780321410948
Pub. Date:
01/19/2009
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
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Women and the Economy: Family, Work, and Pay / Edition 2

Women and the Economy uses the tools of contemporary economics to examine different aspects of women’s lives, from the labor market to family policy and structure. Economic theory is blended with empirical research and policy issues to explore the changes in the lives of American women in the twenty-first century.

Women and the Economy—Introduction; Economics Tools and Economic Thinking; Marriage and the Family—An Economic Approach; Marriage and the Family—Economic Issues and Applications; The Economics of Fertility; Nonmarital and Teen Fertility; Women at Work; Women’s Earnings, Occupation, and Education—An Overview; The Gender Gap in Earnings: Explanations; The Gender Gap in Earnings: Methods and Evidence; Women's Employment and Earnings: Policy; Poverty, Welfare, and Women; Women, Taxes, and Social Security; Family Policy; Women in Developing Countries.

For all readers interested in the effects of rising wages for women, the economic impacts of divorce, the child quantity-quality distinction, marriage subsidies, and the childcare market.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321410948
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 01/19/2009
Series: Pearson Custom Business Resources Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Women and the Economy—Introduction
2. Economics Tools and Economic Thinking
3. Marriage and the Family—An Economic Approach
4. Marriage and the Family—Economic Issues and Applications
5. The Economics of Fertility
6. Nonmarital and Teen Fertility
7. Women at Work
8. Women’s Earnings, Occupation, and Education—An Overview
9. The Gender Gap in Earnings: Explanations
10. The Gender Gap in Earnings: Methods and Evidence
11. Women's Employment and Earnings: Policy
12. Poverty, Welfare, and Women
13. Women, Taxes, and Social Security
14. Family Policy
15. Women in Developing Countries

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