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Women, gender and work : what is equality and how do we get there? /
edited by Martha Fetherolf Loutfi.
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Geneva : International Labour Office, 2001.
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x, 565 p.
ISBN
9221113868
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Geneva : International Labour Office, 2001.
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9221113868
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Women, gender and work - an overview -- New perspectives on work as value -- Work and rights -- Women and equality: the capabilities approach -- Gender issues in labour statistics -- The enduring debate over unpaid labour -- Data on race, ethnicity and gender: caveats for the user -- Theories of occupational segregation by sex: an overview -- Differences in occupational earnings by sex -- Occupational segregation by sex in Nordic countries: an empirical investigation -- Part-time work: solution or trap? -- Women in management: closer to breaking through the glass ceiling? -- Sex-specific labour market indicators: what they show -- Assessing equal opportunities in the European Union -- The family, flexible work and social cohesion at risk -- Assigning care: gender norms and economic outcomes -- Parental leave -- Labour, gender and the economic/social divide -- Women, men and management styles -- Equal treatment, social protection and income security for women -- Affirmative action in employment: recent court approaches to a difficult concept -- Supranational action against sex discrimination: equal pay and equal treatment in the European Union -- Sexual harassment in employment: recent judicial and arbitral trends.
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4476050
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Appeared in Choice on 2001-06-01:
The International Labour Organization, the United Nations institution devoted to research on labor issues and promulgation of labor standards, has been an active player in the area of promoting gender equity and researching the nature of gender inequity. This anthology contains 22 articles published in its journal International Labour Review between 1996 and 2000. The volume aptly displays the ILO's commitment in this area: philosophers, social scientists, and lawyers address various dimensions of gender inequality. Following an introduction, the essays are grouped into the four broad categories: "Concepts, Values"; "Statistics and Information: What Do We Know?"; "Objectives, Policy: What Does It Take?"; and "The Role of Law: Where Have We Gotten?" Two recurring related themes are the various shortcomings in the ways both data and problems are currently presented and the need to augment and alter existing methodologies; two examples presented are the continuing issue of how to account for unpaid work and the need for more comprehensive measures of well-being. The anthology reflects current international academic and policy-making trends and could serve as a useful resource for a variety of social science and women's studies courses. Lower-division undergraduate through professional collections. J. P. Jacobsen Wesleyan University
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This text brings together the thinking of leading philosophers, economists and lawyers on the complex issues of women, gender and work.
Main Description
People are not defined solely by their work, it is impossible to ignore the effect of factors outside work on a persons status. Any examination of the issues surrounding women, gender and work must be holistic. This anthology brings together the thinking of leading philosophers, economists and lawyers on the subject to address such subjects as how should equality be defined, what is equal opportunity, what is the role of the law and what do statistics tell us. The essays come from the International Labour Review, of which Martha Fetherolf Loutfi has been editor in chief.
Main Description
This important anthology brings together the thinking of leading philosophers, economists and lawyers on the complex issues of women, gender and work. The articles composing this insightful anthology were selected from the multidisciplinary International Labour Review, the flagship journal of the International Labour Organization. Assembled for the first time, these articles shed light on questions such as : How should we define equality? What does equal opportunity mean? What do statistics tell us about differences between men and women at work? How does the family deal with globalization? What is the role of law? Women, Gender and Work is a major reference with the best of current research and analysis on gender roles and work.
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This important anthology brings together the thinking of leading philosophers, economists and lawyers on the complex issues of women, gender and work. The articles composing this insightful anthology were selected from the multidisciplinary International Labour Review, the flagship journal of the International Labour Organization. Assembled for the first time, these articles shed light on questions such as: How should we define equality? What does equal opportunity mean? What do statistics tell us about differences between men and women at work? How does the family deal with globalization? What is the role of law?Women, Gender and Work is a major reference with the best of current research and analysis on gender roles and work.
Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Women, gender and work - an overviewp. 3
Concepts, values
New perspectives on work as valuep. 21
Work and rightsp. 33
Women and equality: The capabilities approachp. 45
Statistics and information: What do we know?
Gender issues in labour statisticsp. 69
The enduring debate over unpaid labourp. 85
Data on race, ethnicity and gender: Caveats for the userp. 111
Theories of occupational segregation by sex: An overviewp. 129
Differences in occupational earnings by sexp. 157
Occupational segregation by sex in Nordic countries: An empirical investigationp. 189
Part-time work: Solution or trap?p. 215
Women in management: Closer to breaking through the glass ceiling?p. 239
Sex-specific labour market indicators: What they showp. 251
Objectives, policy: What does it take?
Assessing equal opportunities in the European Unionp. 273
The family, flexible work and social cohesion at riskp. 305
Assigning care: Gender norms and economic outcomesp. 327
Parental leavep. 347
Labour, gender and the economic/social dividep. 369
Women, men and management stylesp. 385
Equal treatment, social protection and income security for womenp. 405
The role of law: Where have we gotten?
Affirmative action in employment: Recent court approaches to a difficult conceptp. 441
Supranational action against sex discrimination: Equal pay and equal treatment in the European Unionp. 469
Sexual harassment in employment: Recent judicial and arbitral trendsp. 503
Notes on contributorsp. 541
Annotated list of chapters: Frenchp. 547
Annotated list of chapters: Spanishp. 557
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