Sex Segregation in the Workplace: Trends, Explanations, Remedies

Sex Segregation in the Workplace: Trends, Explanations, Remedies

By: Committee on Women's Employment and Related Social Issues (author), National Research Council (author), Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (author), Barbara F. Reskin (editor)Paperback

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How pervasive is sex segregation in the workplace? Does the concentration of women into a few professions reflect their personal preferences, the "tastes" of employers, or sex-role socialization? Will greater enforcement of federal antidiscrimination laws reduce segregation? What are the prospects for the decade ahead? These are among the important policy and research questions raised in this comprehensive volume, of interest to policymakers, researchers, personnel directors, union leaders--anyone concerned about the economic parity of women.

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Committee on Women's Employment and Related Social Issues, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 1 Introduction; 3 I Extent, Trends, and Projections for the Future; 4 2 Trends in Occupational Segregation by Sex and Race, 1960-1981; 5 3 A Woman's Place Is With Other Women: Sex Segregation Within Organizations; 6 4 Job Changing and Occupational Sex Segregation: Sex and Race Comparisons; 7 5 Commentary; 8 6 Occupational Sex Segregation: Prospects for the 1980s; 9 II Explaining Segregation: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Evidence; 10 7 Occupational Segregation and Labor Market Discrimination; 11 8 Toward a General Theory of Occupational Sex Segregation: The Case of Public School Teaching; 12 9 Commentary: Strober's Theory of Occupational Sex Segregation; 13 10 Work Experience, Job Segregation, and Wages; 14 11 Sex Typing in Occupational Socialization; 15 12 Commentary; 16 13 Institutional Factors Contributing to Sex Segregation in the Workplace; 17 14 Commentary: The Need to Study the Transformation of Job Structures; 18 III Reducing Segregation: The Effectiveness of Interventions; 19 15 Job Integration Strategies: Today's Programs and Tomorrow's Needs; 20 16 Occupational Desegration in CETA Programs; 21 17 Commentary; 22 18 Concluding Remarks

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  • ISBN13: 9780309078849
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 313
  • ID: 9780309078849
  • ISBN10: 0309078849

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