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Women, Work, and Politics: The Political Economy of Gender Inequality

Women, Work, and Politics: The Political Economy of Gender Inequality


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Looking at women's power in the home, in the workplace, and in politics from a political economy perspective, Torben Iversen and Frances Rosenbluth demonstrate that equality is tied to demand for women's labor outside the home, which is a function of structural, political, and institutional conditions. They go on to explain several anomalies of modern gender politics: why women vote differently from men; why women are better represented in the workforce in the United States than in other countries but less well represented in politics; why men share more of the household work in some countries than in others; and why some countries have such low fertility rates.

The first book to integrate the micro-level of families with the macro-level of national institutions, Women, Work, and Politics presents an original and groundbreaking approach to gender inequality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300171341
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 08/30/2011
Series: The Institution for Social and Policy Studies
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Torben Iversen is Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University. Frances Rosenbluth is Damon Wells Professor of International Politics at Yale University.

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