ERIC Number: ED456218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Women, Gender and Work: What Is Equality and How Do We Get There?
Loutfi, Martha Fetherolf, Ed.
This anthology contains 22 articles published in the "International Labor Review" between 1996-2000 on many dimensions of women, gender, and work. Part I is an introduction called "Women, Gender, and Work--An Overview" (Martha F. Loutfi), sets the framework in terms of the value of work, rights, and goals. Part II on concepts and values, has these three articles: "New Perspectives on Work as Value" (Dominique Meda); "Works and Rights" (Amartya Sen); and "Women and Equality: The Capabilities Approach" (Martha Nussbaum). Part III, with these nine articles, addresses what is known through statistics and information: "Gender Issues in Labor Statistics" (Adriana Mata Greenwood); "The Enduring Debate Over Unpaid Labor" (Lourdes Beneria); "Data on Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Caveats for the User" (Carolyn Shaw Bell); "Theories of Occupational Segregation by Sex: An Overview" (Richard Anker); "Differences in Occupational Earnings by Sex" (Derek Robinson); "Occupational Segregation by Sex in Nordic Countries: An Empirical Investigation" (Helina Melkas, Richard Anker); "Part-Time Work: Solution or Trap?" (Patrick Bolle); "Women in Management: Closer to Breaking through the Glass Ceiling?" (Linda Wirth); and "Sex-Specific Labor Market Indicators: What They Show" (Sara Elder, Lawrence Jeffrey Johnson). The seven articles in Part IV deal with what quality requires from objectives and policy: "Assessing Equal Opportunities in the European Union" (Janneke Plantenga, Johan Hansen); "The Family, Flexible Work, and Social Cohesion at Risk" (Martin Carnoy); "Assigning Care: Gender Norms and Economic Outcomes" (M.V. Lee Badgett, Nancy Folbre); "Parental Leave" (Patrick Bolle); "Labor, Gender, and the Economic/Social Divide" (Julie A. Nelson); "Women, Men and Management Styles" (Marie-Therese Claes); and "Equal Treatment, Social Protection and Income Security for Women" (Linda Luckhaus). Part V contains these three articles on the role of law: "Affirmative Action in Employment: Recent Court Approaches to a Difficult Concept" (Jane Hodges Aeberhard); "Supranational Action Against Sex Discrimination: Equal Pay and Equal Treatment in the European Union" (Ingeborg Heide); and "Sexual Harassment in Employment: Recent Judicial and Arbitral Trends" (Jane Hodges Aeberhard). Appendixes include contributor notes and annotated lists of chapters in French and Spanish. (YLB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Comparable Worth, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection, Family Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Leaves of Absence, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sexual Harassment
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Belgium; European Union; France; Netherlands; United Kingdom