Women's Work, Men's Work: Sex Segregation on the Job

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Even though women have made substantial progress in a number of formerly male occupations, sex segregation in the workplace remains a fact of life. This volume probes pertinent questions: Why has the overall degree of sex segregation remained stable in this century? What informal barriers keep it in place? How do socialization and educational practices affect career choices and hiring patterns? How do family responsibilities affect women's work attitudes? And how effective is legislation in lessening the gap between the sexes? Amply supplemented with tables, figures, and insightful examination of trends and research, this volume is a definitive source for what is known today about sex segregation on the job.

About Author

Barbara F. Reskin and Heidi I. Hartmann, editors; Committee on Women's Employment and Related Social Issues, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 1. The Significance of Sex Segregation in the Workplace; 3 2. Sex Segregation: Extent and Recent Trends; 4 3. Explaining Sex Segregation in the Workplace; 5 4. Reducing Sex Segregation in the Workplace; 6 5. Findings and Recommendations; 7 References; 8 Appendix A: Contents, Sex Segregation in the Workplace; 9 Appendix B: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff; 10 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309034296
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 186
  • ID: 9780309034296
  • ISBN10: 0309034299

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