Gender inequalities in the 21st century: new barriers and continuing constraints

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June 1, 2010


Drawing from papers given at an international conference held at the City U. London, UK, in March 2008, on Gender, Class, Employment and Family, Scott (empirical sociology, U. of Cambridge, UK) et al. compile 13 essays that consider how gender inequalities are changing and how inequalities from earlier eras are being eradicated, while new barriers are emerging to prevent progress. Sociology, communication, economics, and women's studies scholars mostly from Europe examine family and labor market change, including gender and class, occupational choices, and ethnic differences in women's employment; occupational structures and national regimes in Europe, the US, and Japan, the penalties of part-time work, and feminized professions; integrating family and work including housework, childcare, and quality of life; household allocation of resources and control; and feminist policies and constructs of femininity. The book is aimed at students and researchers in sociology, gender studies, and social policy, as well as practitioners and policy makers. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (




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