Women and Work: A Handbook

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Paula Dubeck, Kathryn M. Borman, Borman, Kathryn M. Borman, Sonia Carreon, Amy Cassedy
Taylor & Francis, 1996 - Social Science - 550 pages
Women in the work force today are still subjected to the "glass ceiling," sexual discrimination, income inequality, stereotyping, and other obstacles to equal employment and professional advancement. Now a collection of 150 original articles written for this handbook explores the challenges and career blocks that today's women face in the workplace, discuss important contemporary issues, and offers a wide range of facts and data on women's employment. The Handbook answer hundreds of questions as it illuminates current achievements and obstacles to success for women in the marketplace. Drawing upon a growing body of research in the social and behavioral sciences, the articles provide insights into such issues as the sex segregation of occupations, comparable worth, women in traditionally male occupations, career plans of college women, gende4r bias in job evaluations and personnel decisions, sexual harassment, the gendered culture of organizations, the effects of maternal employment on children and child care, and more. The articles draw on extensive research and studies on women in the workplace across the U.S. and around the world. A valuable research aid This handbook presents the reader with a broadly-based understanding of women's work experiences and provides a useful set of sources for in depth research. It is a valuable reference for professors, librarians, researchers, guidance counselors, and students who need reliable, up-to-date information. The handbook includes a subject and name index.
 

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Contents

GENERAL PATTERNs of EMPloymentUNEMPLoyMENT
3
SelfEmployed Women in the United States
10
Young Women at Work
17
Women and Retirement in the U
25
INTERsection of GENDER RaceEthnicity AND Work
35
Immigrant Women in the U S and Work
41
Appalachian Women and Work
47
Women and Work in the South after the Civil
54
Legal and Policy Issues
264
JobProtected Leave for Family and Medical Reasons
274
Work Experiences and the Organizational Context of Work
281
Womens Work Commitment
288
Womens Educational Leadership Experience
295
Psychological and Behavioral Issues
303
Computers Gender and ElementarySchool Teaching
307
Organizational Culture
321

ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF Womens LABorForce PARTICIPATION
61
Occupational Skill Gender and Earnings
68
Comparable Worth and the Labor Market
74
Income Possession in Couples
81
GENDERBASED DIVISION OF LABOR IN THE U
87
Sex Segregation in the Workplace
94
The Measure of Female LaborForce Attachment
103
Geographic Aspects of Women and Work
105
Structural Approaches
114
An Underlying Dimension
123
Its Implications for Cultural Redefinition
131
Overview of Womens Occupational Diversity
139
Women in BlueCollar Occupations
147
Women in Science AND MEdicine
153
Midwives
159
Women in Education
165
Women in OTHER Professions
181
Women in Journalism
189
Women in
195
Women in Public Accounting
202
Women in the Military 18901990
211
Prostitution
221
Coeducation
227
Computer Language Effects on EducationalCareer
235
Role Models and Occupational Choice
242
Section W Legal Factors Affecting Womens Work and Opportunity
249
Womens Rights in the Labor Market
255
GENDERBASED BIAS AND DISCRIMINATION
329
Persistent Gender Bias in Personnel Decisions
338
MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL MoBILITY
347
The Advancement of Women in PostSecondary
354
Resistance in the Workplace
367
Issues Emerging from the Intersection of Work and Family
385
Gender Segregation of Housework
391
Working Women and Eldercare
397
Employment and Child Care
404
Maternal Working Conditions Childcare and Cognition
413
Maternal Working Conditions and Childrens
419
CrossNational Comparisons
431
Gender Inequality in LaborForce Participation across Nations
437
Women in AdvancED INDUstrial Societies
445
Immigrant Women and Work
453
Women in East Germany
460
Occupational Sex Segregation in New Zealand 1971 1976 1981
466
Womens Earnings in Israel
475
Filipino Womens Educational and Occupational Opportunities
480
African Women in Economic Development
487
Nicaraguan Women in the Formal and Informal Economy
495
Palestinian Women in the IsraeliOccupied West Bank and Gaza Strip
502
Contributors
511
Subject Index
529
Author Index
539
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