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The Economic Emergence of Women.

By: Bergmann, Barbara R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005Description: 1 online resource (264 p.).ISBN: 9781403982582.Subject(s): Housewives | Sex discrimination against women | Sex discrimination against women - United States | Women - Employment - United States | Women - United States - Economic conditions | WomenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Economic Emergence of WomenDDC classification: 305.430973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 The Breakup of the Sex-Role Caste System; 2 Why Did Women Emerge?; 3 The Social Factors: Births, Schools, Divorces, Ideas; 4 "Women's Place" in the Labor Market; 5 Occupational Segregation by Sex: The Root of Women's Disadvantage; 6 Setting the Pay for the Jobs Women Hold; 7 Government Action Against Discrimination; 8 Affirmative Action and Pay Equity; 9 The Occupation of Housewife; 10 Lone Parents and their Poverty; 11 Keeping House: The Economics and Politics of Family Care; 12 "Industrializing" Housework and Child Care
13 A Policy Agenda for the Sex-Role RevolutionAppendix; Notes; Index
Summary: This updated edition of a feminist classic explains the evolution of one of the great historical revolutions - the movement for equality between the sexes
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 The Breakup of the Sex-Role Caste System; 2 Why Did Women Emerge?; 3 The Social Factors: Births, Schools, Divorces, Ideas; 4 "Women's Place" in the Labor Market; 5 Occupational Segregation by Sex: The Root of Women's Disadvantage; 6 Setting the Pay for the Jobs Women Hold; 7 Government Action Against Discrimination; 8 Affirmative Action and Pay Equity; 9 The Occupation of Housewife; 10 Lone Parents and their Poverty; 11 Keeping House: The Economics and Politics of Family Care; 12 "Industrializing" Housework and Child Care

13 A Policy Agenda for the Sex-Role RevolutionAppendix; Notes; Index

This updated edition of a feminist classic explains the evolution of one of the great historical revolutions - the movement for equality between the sexes

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Library Journal Review

Bergmann (Economics, Univ. of Maryland) details the data, and their implications, on the subject of women and work: increasing labor force participation, typically low pay, occupational segregation, and disproportionate share of home responsibilities. She presents the facts, summarizes and evaluates contending analyses, and proposes solutions in nontechnical language. While her concern for the status of women is evident, she deals objectively with controversial issues relating to women's employment, such as affirmative action, public solutions for child care, and the effect of women's paid employment on marriage. Recommended for specialists and laypersons who want a compact but thorough treatment of this area and for courses in women's studies and labor studies. Frieda Shoenberg Rozen, Labor Studies, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, Pa. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

In this very provocative book, Bergmann analyzes the economic emergence of women and then offers a policy agenda to achieve economic equality. The book begins with an evaluation of the economic and social forces that underwrote the dramatic surge in women's labor force participation rates in this century. Next she tackles the sources of the persistent male-female wage gap. Simply put, a quadrupling of real wages pulled women into the labor market, while occupational segregation preserved wage differentials. The second portion of the book focuses upon homemaking. Less comprehensive than the paid-work discussion, this section will draw more attention because Bergmann lobbies for an end to welfare for single mothers. The volume concludes with a 12-point agenda for reform that follows logically from the preceding analyses. Bergmann seeks and merits the widest possible audience for this book. A widely recognized expert, she presents economic issues with uncommon clarity and freedom from academic jargon. Indeed, the book accomplishes its dual objectives. It offers a comprehensive approach that integrates and evaluates the plethora of more specialized studies. With an excellent bibliography and numerous tables and charts, this book will immediately become a major reference work. The policy agenda will command a broad readership since it constitutes a major salvo in our reevaluation of sex roles. Academic and public library collections.-D. Lindstrom, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Author notes provided by Syndetics

BARBARA R. BERGMANN is Professor Emerita of Economics at American University and the University of Maryland, USA. She is the author of Saving Our Children from Poverty: What The United States Can Learn from France.

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