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Women and Men at Work

Second Edition


August 2002 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A prestigious and successful book in the Sociology For a New Century series, this Second Edition addresses issues regarding women and men at work from a comparative, historical, global perspective, and in doing so, connects social science to the wider concerns of students seeking to make sense of our dramatically changing world.

This book:

- Examines how gender has shaped the meaning and performance of work. Throughout, the book links theory and evidence-statistics that summarise work outcomes for women and men, research about the effects of workers' sex on their jobs, and accounts of the experiences of real workers.

- Demonstrates the patterns of sex inequality and segregation as well as the gendered nature of contemporary workplace cultures. By putting evidence about the experiences of today's workers in historical perspective, the author's also highlight continuities with the past and illuminate change.

- Provides an extremely useful and critical summary of economic theories of gender differences in workplace rewards.

 
Work and Gender
What Work Is

 
Sex and Gender

 
Gendered Work

 
Summary

 
 
Gendered Work in Time and Place
The Sexual Division of Labor in Preindustrial Europe

 
The Industrial Revolution

 
The Sexual Divison of Paid and Unpaid Work

 
The Sexual Division of Labor Around the World

 
Summary

 
 
An Overview of Sex Inequality at Work
Sex Inequality in the Contemporary American Workplace

 
Explanations for Sex Inequality in the Workplace

 
Summary

 
 
Sex Segregation in the Workplace
Consequenses of Sex Segregation

 
A History of Sex Segregation in the United States

 
Trends in Sex Segregation

 
Explanations and Remedies for Sex Segregation

 
Summary

 
 
Moving Up and Taking Charge
Women, Men, and Promotions

 
Women, Men, and Authority

 
Explanations and Remedies for the Promotion Authority Gaps

 
Summary

 
 
Sex Differences in Earnings
The Cost of Being Female

 
Explaning the Pay Gap

 
Employers' Discriminatory Actions

 
Summary

 
 
Paid Work and Family Work
The Decline of the Stay-at-Home Wife and Mother

 
Work-Family Conflict

 
The Sexual Division of Labor and Work-Family Conflict

 
Responses to Work-Family Conflicts

 
Summary

 
 
References

a very useful text which examines the role of men and women at work in an accessible way

Miss Charlotte Jones
Warwick Institute of Education, Warwick University
July 23, 2013

I used this textbook for the last two years (2011-spring 2013).

I appreciated the direct writing style and the humorous cartoons that lightened the subject matter for the students.

However, I plan to replace this book with the Volti book for the upcoming fall semester, 2013.

Dr J Dargan
Sociology Dept/History, North Carolina Central University
April 25, 2013

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