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The economics of women, men, and work /
Francine D. Blau, Cornell University, Anne E. Winkler, University of Missouri--St. Louis.
edition
Eighth edition.
imprint
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
description
xxvi, 534 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN
9780190620851 (pbk.)
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imprint
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
isbn
9780190620851 (pbk.)
contents note
Part I: Introduction and Historical Perspectives -- Introduction -- Women and Men: Historical Perspectives -- Part II: The Allocation of time Between the Household and the Labor Market -- The Family as an Economic Unit: Theoretical Perspectives -- The Family as an Economic Unit: Evidence -- The Labor Force: Definitions and Trends -- The Labor Supply Decision -- Part III: Labor Market Outcomes: Theory, Evidence, and Policy -- Evidence on Gender Differences in Labor Market Outcomes -- Gender Differences in Educational Attainment: Theory and Evidence -- Other Supply-Side Sources of Gender Differences in Labor Market Outcomes -- Evidence on the Sources of Gender Differences in Earnings and Occupations: Supply-Side Factors Versus Labor Market Discrimination -- Labor Market Discrimination: Theory -- Government Policies to Combat Employment Discrimination -- Part IV: The Economics of the Family: Theory, Evidence, and Policy -- Changing Work Roles and Family Formation -- The Changing American Family and Implications for Family Well-Being -- Government Policies Affecting Family Well-Being -- Balancing the Competing Demands of Work and Family -- Part V: The Economic Status of the World's Women -- Gender Differences Around the World -- A Comparison of the United States to Other Economically Advanced Countries.
abstract
"The Economics of Women, Men, and Work, Eighth Edition, is the most current and comprehensive source available for research, data, and analysis on women, gender, and economics. Blau, Ferber, and Winkler are widely known for their research and contributions on the study of the economics of gender. The eighth edition includes fully updated data and research, and analyzes the consequences of recent developments in the labor market for men and women. These developments include the declining gender wage gap, rising wage inequality, and the growing divide in labor market and family outcomes by educational attainment. Special Features: Due to its scope, this text is suitable for a variety of courses, including women's studies courses and courses on the economics of gender, economic problems, general labor economics, and the economics of the family; Coverage of current social trends offers insight into shifting demographics like the rise in serial cohabitation and multi-partner fertility and the decline in teen birth rates; Research explores the causes and consequences of recent developments in the labor market, including the implications of the Great Recession and the increasingly divergent outcomes for both individuals and families with various levels of education; Updated discussions of gender differences from an international perspective cover dramatic changes occurring across the globe, including rapid declines in fertility in nearly all countries and dramatic increases in women's education in developing countries. New to this Edition: All research and data have been fully updated for the 8th edition; The 8th edition analyzes recent developments in the labor market and their consequences for men and women, including the declining gender wage gap, rising wage inequality, and the growing divide in labor market and family outcomes by educational attainment; The book now addresses several new "hot topics" - the fall of all gender barriers in the military (women can now serve in combat on the front lines); the minimum wage campaigns sweeping the nation; the impact of Title IX on sexual harassment and sexual violence; recent efforts to combat employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity; the disproportionate impact of the criminal justice system on black men's employment prospects; and action at the state level to extend paid leave to workers to help them balance work and family."--Publisher's website.
catalogue key
11301057
 
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