Women and Men at Work

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Pine Forge Press, Jul 9, 2002 - Business & Economics - 217 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Work and Gender
1
Sex and Gender
3
Gendered Work
6
Summary
15
Gendered Work in Time and Place
17
The Industrial Revolution
20
The Sexual Division of Paid and Unpaid Work
21
The Sexual Division of Labor Around the World
29
Summary
94
Moving Up and Taking Charge
97
Women Men and Authority
100
Explanations and Remedies for the Promotion and Authority Gaps
107
Summary
119
Sex Differences in Earnings
121
Explaining the Pay Gap
129
Employers Discriminatory Actions
136

Summary
35
An Overview of Sex Inequality at Work
37
Explanations for Sex Inequality in the Workplace
39
Summary
55
Sex Segregation in the Workplace
57
Consequences of Sex Segregation
58
A History of Sex Segregation in the United States
60
CrossNational Differences in Sex Segregation
70
Trends in Sex Segregation
71
Explanations and Remedies for Sex Segregation
74
Summary
146
Paid Work and Family Work
149
WorkFamily Conflict
151
The Sexual Division of Labor and WorkFamily Conflict
159
Responses to WorkFamily Conflicts
162
Summary
172
References
177
GlossaryIndex
201
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Barbara Reskin is Professor of Sociology at Harvard University.