Ingredients for Women's Employment Policy

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Christine E. Bose, Glenna D. Spitze
SUNY Press, Apr 1, 1987 - Business & Economics - 296 pages
Ingredients for Women s Employment Policy gathers together the ideas of sociologists and economists, including both quantitative and qualitative research. Basic descriptive data gathered over the last ten to fifteen years of labor force research and affirmative action legislation indicates high rates of occupational segregation, continuing gender differentials in earnings, and inequitable divisions of household labor. This book represents an important reassessment of the complex mechanisms through which labor markets are transformed and investigates the issue of whether there has been any real progress in eradicating inequality. Each chapter assesses the likely effects of alternative policy strategies in women s employment.
 

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Contents

Status Hierarchies and Sex Segregation
3
Intraindustry Occupational Recomposition and Gender Inequality in Earnings
23
The Increase of Black and White Women in the Professions A Contradictory Process
53
Employment for Professional Black Women In The Twentieth Century
73
Women Labor Migration and Household Work Japanese American Women in the PreWar Period
93
Young Womens Choice of Nontraditional Occupations
115
POLICY AND CHANGE STRATEGIES
137
Union Stewards and Womens Employment Conditions
139
Undoing Discrimination Job Integration and Comparable Worth
211
COMMENTARY
231
Comparable Worth Gender and Human Capital Theory
233
Changes in Labor Force Opportunities An Appraisal
239
Comparable Worth The Relationship of Method and Politics
245
Comparable Worth and Womens Economic Independence
251
In Praise of Useable Research for an Action Agenda
259
References
263

Equitable Compensation Methodological Criteria for Comparable Worth
157
Sex Bias in Job EvaluationA Comparable Worth Issue
183
On The Edge Marginal Women Workers and Employment Policy
197
Contributors
285
Index
293
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Christine Bose is Associate Professor of Sociology and former Director of Women s Studies at State University of New York at Albany. She is the author of Jobs and Gender: A Study of Occupational Prestige and co-editor of the forthcoming Hidden Aspects of Women s Work.

Glenna Spitze is Associate Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Professor in the Women s Studies Program at State University of New York at Albany. She is the co-author of Sex Stratification: Children Housework and Jobs and co-editor of Women and Politics: Activism, Attitudes, and Office-holding.

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