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Women and the economy : a comparative study of Britain and the USA /
A.T. Mallier and M.J. Rosser ; foreword by Baroness Seear.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1987.
xiv, 221 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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New York : St. Martin's Press, 1987.
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Includes indexes.
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Bibliography: p. 200-211.
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Appeared in Choice on 1987-06:
Mallier and Rosser (Coventry Polytechnic, UK) analyzed 1980 US and 1981 British decennial census data to consider and compare economic analyses and explanations of the changes in the female labor force. The authors report on economic research on women and the economy-research in which theoretical models were tested against statistical evidence. Reviewed and compared is research on the supply of and demand for female labor as well as research on part-time employment, unemployment, and the effects of new technologies on female employment in the US and Britain. Although the US and Britain are the focus of the book, international comparisons are made between them and other free-market industrialized nations and the Soviet Union. The concluding chapter, ``A Marxian Perspective,'' seems tacked on and is the only chapter without statistical data. The basis for comparisons are provided in 49 tables and 34 figures. Twelve pages of excellent references and selected bibliography include standard works such as Gary Stanley Becker's Human Capital (CH, Mar '76; 2nd ed., 1980) and definitive research by authors such as J.J. Heckman. College and university collections.-M. Talafuse, formerly Ball State University
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