Work-Lifestyle Choices in the 21st Century: Preference Theory

Work-Lifestyle Choices in the 21st Century: Preference Theory

by Catherine Hakim

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Work-Lifestyle Choices in the 21st Century: Preference Theory by Catherine Hakim

In this pioneering work, Catherine Hakim presents the "Preference Theory," a new, multi-disciplinary philosophy for explaining and predicting current and future patterns for women choosing between family work and outside employment. It is the first theory developed specifically to explain women's behavior and choices, constituting a major break from male-oriented theorizing in sociology and economics. In fact, this text identifies five major historical changes that are collectively producing a new scenario for women in prosperous, 21st century societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199242092
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

London School of Economics

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The failure to predict
3. Causes of the new scenario
4. The polarisation of preferences and behaviour
5. Things are different in the younger generation
6. Heterogeneous preferences
7. Marriage markets and educational equality
8. Policy applications
9. Preferences among men
10. Conclusion

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