A Woman''s Wage : Historical Meanings and Social ConsequencesMaterial type: TextSeries: Blazer Lectures: Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2014Edition: 2.Description: 1 online resource (197 p.).ISBN: 9780813145402.Subject(s): Social consequences | Wages -- Women -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Wages -- Women -- United States -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Woman''s Wage : Historical Meanings and Social ConsequencesDDC classification: 331.429730904 LOC classification: HD6061.2.U6 .B384 2014Online resources: Click here to access online
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Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; 1. The Wage Conceived; 2. Law and a Living; 3. Providers; 4. The Double Meaning of Equal Pay; 5. The Just Price, the Free Market, and the Value of Women; 6. A Woman''s Wage, Redux; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index
In this updated edition of a pathbreaking classic, Alice Kessler-Harris explores the meanings of women''s wages in the United States in the twentieth and twenty first centuries, focusing on three issues that capture the transformation of women''s roles: the battle over minimum wage for women, which exposes the relationship between family ideology and workplace demands; the argument concerning equal pay for equal work, which challenges gendered patterns of self-esteem and social organization; and the debate over comparable worth, which seeks to incorporate traditionally female values into new work and family trajectories. Together, these topics and social organization; and the debate over comparable worth, which seeks to incorporate traditionally female values into new work and family trajectories. Together, these topics illuminate the many ways in which gendered social roles have been produced, transmitted, and challenged.