Women and Public Service : Barriers, Challenges and Opportunities.
By: Alkadry, Mohamad G.
Contributor(s): Tower, Leslie E.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Armonk : Taylor and Francis, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (233 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317451914.Subject(s): Discrimination in employment -- United States | Diversity in the workplace -- United States | Women -- Employment -- United States | Women in the civil service -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women and Public Service : Barriers, Challenges and OpportunitiesDDC classification: 351.082 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Why Write a Book on Women in Public Service Organizations? -- Principles Guiding the Book -- Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities -- Outline of the Book -- 1. From Representation to Diversity: The Road Ahead -- From Diversity to Representation -- Equity-Based Argument s for Diversity -- The Consumerist Argument for Representative Bureaucracy -- Identity Diversity and Functional Diversity -- Diversity and the Challenge of Representing Groups -- Passive and Active Representation -- Work-Life Balance, Fit, or Satisfaction -- Diversity Theories -- Gender and Roles -- Implicit Bias -- Institutional Discrimination -- Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities -- Key Terms -- 2. Legislation Affecting Women -- Employment Discrimination Legislation -- Sex-Based Employment Discrimination -- Equal Pay Legislation -- Disability and Genetics Legislation -- Legislation on Workplace Benefits -- Family Medical Leave -- Breastfeeding and the Law -- Publicly Supported Child Care and Education -- Reconsidering Policy: An Opportunity? -- Family Responsibility Discrimination, a New Frontier -- Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities -- Key Terms -- 3. Policy, the Executive Branch, and the Courts -- Policies by Political Leadership of the Executive Branch -- Affirmative Action (Executive Order 11246) -- Obama Administration's Leadership -- The Supreme Court and Landmark Rulings -- Affirmative Action: University of Michigan Admissions Policies -- Equal Pay Act: Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire -- Implications for Title VII of the Civil Rights Act: Staub v. Proctor Hospital -- Dukes v. Wal-Mart -- Sex Equality and Federal Agencies -- Department of Labor -- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission -- National Science Foundation.
Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities -- Key Terms -- 4. Social Costs of Career -- Workplace "Choices" -- Social Costs of Career: Trends in Marriage, Divorce, and Children -- Career Costs: Salvaging a Career by Exiting and Reentering, Downshifting, or Entrepreneurship -- Part-Time "Bad" Jobs -- Work-Life Balance Policies -- Family and Medical Leave Act as the Floor -- Flexible Schedules -- Supportive Lactation Policies and Programs -- Child-Care and Elder-Care Benefits -- Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities -- Key Terms -- 5. Segregation and Representation of Women in Public Organizations -- Women in Representative Institutions -- Overrepresentation and Underrepresentation in Public Administration -- Agency Segregation -- Position Segregation -- Occupational Segregation -- Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities -- Key Terms -- 6. Equal Pay -- Nature of Work and Pay -- Occupational, Agency, and Position-Level Segregations -- Part-Time vs. Full-Time Work -- Entry and Reentry: ''The Mommy Track" -- Human Capital Factors -- Organization Type and Industry -- Years of Experience -- Collective Bargaining -- Education and Pay -- Authority Pays! -- Age -- Merit and Cost of Living -- Gender -- A New Glass Ceiling -- Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities -- Key Terms -- 7. Women in Organizations: From Mentoring to Bullying -- Mentoring -- Informal vs. Formal Mentoring -- Mentoring Functions -- Negotiating -- In the Workforce -- In the Home -- Workplace Violence -- Bullying -- Sexual Harassment -- Physical Violence -- Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities -- Key Terms -- 8. Conclusion: Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities -- Barriers -- Challenges -- Opportunities -- Last Words -- References -- Index -- About the Authors.
This book tackles the challenges that women face in the workplace generally and in the public sector particularly. While Women and Public Service spends time identifying and describing the problems that women faced in the past, it pays special attention to identifying possible remedies to these problems, and also surveys progress made in recent decades. The authors present the challenge of accommodating women in public sector organisations as both a fairness issue and also a human resources matter, as a fundamental prerequisite for recruiting the best and brightest talent. Key content coverage: The representation of women in public organisations, including occupational, agency and position level segregation Issues of pay equity--legislation, equal worth measures, and the serious links between the issue of representation and equal pay Special issues facing women in their workplace, including institutional climate, workplace violence, sexual harassment, social costs of career progression, and family-friendly policies.
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