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A woman's wage : historical meanings and social consequences

Author: Alice Kessler-Harris
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated editionView all editions and formats
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"Explores the meanings of women's wages in the United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, focusing on three issues that capture the transformation of women's roles: the battle over minimum wage for women, which exposes the relationship between family ideology and workplace demands; the argument concerning equal pay for equal work, which challenges gendered patterns of self-esteem and social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Kessler-Harris
ISBN: 9780813145136 0813145139
OCLC Number: 858935313
Notes: "This book was originally published as part of the Blazer lecture series"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 185 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The wage conceived: value and need as measures of a woman's worth --
Law and a living: the gendered content of "free labor" in the progressive period --
Providers: an exploration of gender ideology in the 1930s --
The double meaning of equal pay --
The just price, the free market, and the value of women --
A woman's wage, redux.
Responsibility: Alice Kessler-Harris.

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"Explores the meanings of women's wages in the United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, focusing on three issues that capture the transformation of women's roles: the battle over minimum wage for women, which exposes the relationship between family ideology and workplace demands; the argument concerning equal pay for equal work, which challenges gendered patterns of self-esteem and social organization; and the debate over comparable worth, which seeks to incorporate traditionally female values into new work and family trajectories."--Publisher description.

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"A rich collection of essays about the gendered construction of the wage in the twentieth-century United States." -- Women's Review of Books "Argues persuasively for a feminist viewpoint grounded in Read more...

 
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