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Women in the labour market in changing economies [electronic resource] : demographic issues /
edited by Brígida García, Richard Anker, Antonella Pinnelli.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2003.
description
xiii, 341 p. : ill.
ISBN
0199261121 (Cloth)
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2003.
isbn
0199261121 (Cloth)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 15, 2007).
catalogue key
7369862
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Part I: Background 1. Brigida Garcia, Richard Anker, and Antonella Pinnelli: Introduction 2. Robert L. Clark, Anne York, and Richard Anker: Cross-National Analysis of Women in the Labour Market Part II: Labour Market and Demographic Effects of Major Economic and Political Change 3. Duncan Thomas, Kathleen Beegle, and Elizabeth Frankenberg: Labour Market Transitions of Men and Women During an Economic Crisis: Evidence from Indonesia 4. Rita Afsar: Gender, Labour Market, and Demographic Change: A Case Study of Women's Entry into the Formal Manufacturing Sector in Bangladesh 5. Felix Buchel and Henriette Engelhardt: Missing the Partner and his Earnings: Income Situation and Labour Market Participation of Single Mothers in West and East Germany 6. Patrick Festy, Irina Kortchagina, Olga Mouratcheva, and Lidia Prokofieva: Divorce and Professional Careers in Russia During the Transition Towards Market Economy Part III: Migration and Labour Market Changes for Women and Men 7. Salvatore Strozza, Gerardo Gallo, and Francesca Grillo: Gender and the Labour Market Among Immigrants in Some Italian Areas: The Case of Moroccans, Former Yugoslavians, and Poles 8. Wang Feng and Shen Anan: Double Jeopardy? Female Rural Migrant Labourers in Urban China: The Case of Shanghai 9. Zai Liang and Yiu Por Chen: Migration, Gender, and Returns to Education in Shenzhen, China Part IV: Increasing Feminization of the Labour Force: Balancing Work and Family 10. Elena Bardasi and Janet C. Gornick: Women and Part-Time Employment: Workers' 'Choices' and Wage Penalties in Five Industrialized Countries 11. Amy G. Cox, Joan M. Hermsen, and Jacob Alex Klerman: Economic Opportunities and the Transition to Marriage Among Young Women in the United States 12. Maria Stanfors and Lars Svensson: Education, Career Opportunities, and Changing Patterns of Fertility: A Study of Women in the Labour Market in Twentieth-Century Sweden 13. Marcela Cerrutti: Family, Quality of Jobs, and Female Labour Force Patterns in Buenos Aires, Argentina 14. Andrzej Kulczycki and Lucia Juarez: The Influence of Female Employment and Autonomy on Reproductive Behaviour in Egypt
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This text examines a central issue in understanding changes in demographic patterns and the labour market - the increased participation of women in the workforce and how the nature of this participation has developed.
Long Description
Increased female participation in the labour market is a very significant feature of recent economic development. This volume analyzes how demographic conditions have favored or slowed the increase and what the demographic effects of the increase will be.
Long Description
This book examines a central issue in understanding recent changes in demographic patterns and the labour market - the increased participation of women in the workforce, and how the nature of this participation has developed. In the context of such economic and labour phenomena as globalization, increasing flexibilty in work patterns, intermittent and part-time employment, and in many countries high underemployment or unemployment, the role of women workers has transformeddramatically. This book explores a number of demographic issues associated with these developments, such as migration in the developed world and transition economies, family formation and dissolution, the autonomy of women migrants, household composition, the evolution of gender systems, and contraceptive behaviour, both as factors that determine the labour market conditions for women and their income levels, and as demographic outcomes. The studies cover a wide-range of situations, from societies with a strong patriarchal ideology and residential female seclusion, to industrialized countries with policies designed to assist women manage both a work and a family role, and makes use of extensive data sets collected at country level. The Editors have sought to maintain an interdisciplinary outlook in the book, and to draw policy implications from the various socio-economic situations examined.
Main Description
This book examines a central issue in understanding recent changes in demographic patterns and the labour market - the increased participation of women in the workforce, and how the nature of this participation has developed. In the context of such economic and labour phenomena asglobalization, increasing flexibilty in work patterns, intermittent and part-time employment, and in many countries high underemployment or unemployment, the role of women workers has transformed dramatically. This book explores a number of demographic issues associated with these developments, such as migration in the developed world and transition economies, family formation and dissolution, the autonomy of women migrants, household composition, the evolution of gender systems, and contraceptivebehaviour, both as factors that determine the labour market conditions for women and their income levels, and as demographic outcomes. The studies cover a wide-range of situations, from societies with a strong patriarchal ideology and residential female seclusion, to industrialized countries with policies designed to assist women manage both a work and a family role, and makes use of extensive data sets collected at country level.The Editors have sought to maintain an interdisciplinary outlook in the book, and to draw policy implications from the various socio-economic situations examined.
Table of Contents
Background
Introduction
Cross-National Analysis of Women in the Labour Market
Labour Market and Demographic Effects of Major Economic and Political Change
Labour Market Transitions of Men and Women During an Economic Crisis: Evidence from Indonesia
Gender, Labour Market, and Demographic Change: A Case Study of Women's Entry into the Formal Manufacturing Sector in Bangladesh
Missing the Partner and his Earnings: Income Situation and Labour Market Participation of Single Mothers in West and East Germany
Divorce and Professional Careers in Russia During the Transition Towards Market Economy
Migration and Labour Market Changes for Women and Men
Gender and the Labour Market Among Immigrants in Some Italian Areas: The Case of Moroccans, Former Yugoslavians, and Poles
Double Jeopardy? Female Rural Migrant Labourers in Urban China: The Case of Shanghai
Migration, Gender, and Returns to Education in Shenzhen
Increasing Feminization of the Labour Force: Balancing Work and Family
Women and Part-Time Employment: Workers' 'Choices' and Wage Penalties in Five Industrialized Countries
Economic Opportunities and the Transition to Marriage Among Young Women in the United States
Education, Career Opportunities, and Changing Patterns of Fertility: A Study of Women in the Labour Market in Twentieth-Century Sweden
Family, Quality of Jobs, and Female Labour Force Patterns in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Influence of Female Employment and Autonomy on Reproductive Behaviour in Egypt
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