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The economics of gender

Author: Joyce P Jacobsen
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Blackwell, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduces new work on the differences between women's and men's economic opportunities and rewards. Although focusing mainly on contemporary US patterns, the book also examines the experience of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce P Jacobsen
ISBN: 1557863881 9781557863881 155786389X 9781557863898
OCLC Number: 29255783
Description: xii, 532 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: What are the issues in the economics of gender? --
Appendix: The repercussions of scarcity --
Gender differences in the U.S. economy --
The household as economic unit --
Labor force participation: analysis of trends --
Labor force participation: consequences for family structure --
Gender segregation in the workplace --
Causes of earnings differences: human capital --
Causes of earnings differences: compensating differentials --
Causes of earnings differences: discrimination --
Industrialized capitalist societies --
Socialist and cooperative societies --
Nonindustrialized traditional societies --
Effects of the development process on gender differences --
Gender differences in U.S. economic history --
Race, ethnicity, and class considerations in interpreting gender differences --
Policy proposals.
Responsibility: Joyce P. Jacobsen.

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