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Women Family And Work

Author : Karine Moe
ISBN : 9781405141987
Genre : Business & Economics
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Women, Family, and Work is a collection of original essays on a wide variety of topics related to the economics of gender and the family. Written by leading thinkers in the field, the essays apply traditional economic theory to unconventional topics, while also developing neoclassical economic thought to provide a better model of economic interactions. 12 newly-commissioned essays on the economics of labor, gender, and family life. Juxtaposes various viewpoints, allowing readers to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each model. Applies traditional economic theory to unconventional topics, while also revisioning neoclassical economic thought.
Category: Business & Economics

Helping Couples Cope With Women S Cancers

Author : Karen Kayser
ISBN : 9780387748030
Genre : Psychology
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At last, here is a comprehensive guide for practitioners who work with breast cancer patients and their families. It includes a series of psychosocial interventions to be used with couples during early stage breast cancer. There is extensive evidence that emotional and social support positively influences women’s abilities to cope to breast cancer. The first person that a woman with breast cancer turns to for support is her husband or intimate partner. However, as partners of breast cancer patients are struggling with their emotional distress, they often feel inadequate about their ability to help their wives and partners cope. It is important for practitioners to understand this concept of twofold stress.
Category: Psychology

Theories Of International Economics

Author : Peter M. Lichtenstein
ISBN : 9781317433507
Genre : Business & Economics
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International economic theories emerged within particular social, economic and political frameworks and were developed as solutions to the problems of contemporary economics. In order to understand the increasingly complex and interdependent state of today’s international economy, we need to realise the importance of those theories that came before. However, many international economics textbooks do not place the theories they discuss within this historical context. Theories of International Economics aims to redress the balance by taking a pluralistic approach, presenting with authority both orthodox and heterodox international economic theories. Each chapter shows the necessarily interdependent nature of schools of international economic theories by including an historical component that shows how each school of thought developed, why it developed and what it has to say about the contemporary world. This text examines a wide range of theories with an emphasis on the benefits of a pluralistic approach, addressing schools of thought including Classical, Neoclassical, Keynesian, Post Keynesian, Marxian, Austrian, Institutional and Feminist Economics, Mercantilism and Neo-Mercantilism, alongside – and in relation to – each other. This approach allows the scholarly value of each approach to be understood and appreciated, and in doing so enables a greater understanding of the world economy. This book is suitable for use as either a core or supplementary text on international economics and international political economy courses.
Category: Business & Economics

Glass Ceilings And 100 Hour Couples

Author : Karine S. Moe
ISBN : 0820336084
Genre : Social Science
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When significant numbers of college-educated American women began, in the early twenty-first century, to leave paid work to become stay-at-home mothers, an emotionally charged national debate erupted. Karine Moe and Dianna Shandy, a professional economist and an anthropologist, respectively, decided to step back from the sometimes overheated rhetoric around the so-called mommy wars. They wondered what really inspired women to opt out, and they wanted to gauge the phenomenon’s genuine repercussions. Glass Ceilings and 100-Hour Couples is the fruit of their investigation—a rigorous, accessible, and sympathetic reckoning with this hot-button issue in contemporary life. Drawing on hundreds of interviews from around the country, original survey research, and national labor force data, Moe and Shandy refocus the discussion of women who opt out from one where they are the object of scrutiny to one where their aspirations and struggles tell us about the far broader swath of American women who continue to juggle paid work and family. Moe and Shandy examine the many pressures that influence a woman’s decision to resign, reduce, or reorient her career. These include the mismatch between child-care options and workplace demands, the fact that these women married men with demanding careers, the professionalization of stay-at-home motherhood, and broad failures in public policy. But Moe and Shandy are equally attentive to the resilience of women in the face of life decisions that might otherwise threaten their sense of self-worth. Moe and Shandy find, for instance, that women who have downsized their careers stress the value of social networks—of “running with a pack of smart women” who’ve also chosen to emphasize motherhood over paid work.
Category: Social Science

Gender And Couple Relationships

Author : Susan M. McHale
ISBN : 9783319216355
Genre : Social Science
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This provocative volume is comprised of psychological, socioeconomic, and cultural perspectives on couple dynamics, particularly gender dynamics, and the future of marriage. Featuring data on married, cohabitating, male/female, and same-sex couples, the authors of the book's chapters analyze the changing impacts of work, parenting, and the health benefits of marriage for men and women. Trajectories in the evolution toward gender equality provide the backdrop for discussions of women and men as partners, parents, and workers in contemporary society. Contributors also keep a sharp focus on the complexities of gender issues as they intersect with crucial contexts of cohort, class, race/ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Among the topics covered: Gender equality and economic inequality: impacts on marriage. Expansionist theory expanded: integrating sociological and psychological perspectives on gender, work, and family change. Gender, work, and family: action in the interactions. Changes in U.S. mothers' and fathers' time use: causes and consequences. A case for gay fathers. Gender, marriage, and health for same-sex and different-sex couples Gender and Couple Relationships documents social roles and social change with fascinating insight to advance research in fields of psychology, sociology, demography and economics and to the benefit of work organizations, policy makers, family and couple therapists and other mental health professionals.
Category: Social Science

Beyond Gender

Author : Betty Friedan
ISBN : 0943875846
Genre : Business & Economics
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Argues for a move away from single-issue activism to an economic restructuring to benefit all groups
Category: Business & Economics

Women And The Economic Miracle

Author : Mary C. Brinton
ISBN : 052091547X
Genre : Social Science
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This lucid, hard-hitting book explores a central paradox of the Japanese economy: the relegation of women to low-paying, dead-end jobs in a workforce that depends on their labor to maintain its status as a world economic leader. Drawing upon historical materials, survey and statistical data, and extensive interviews in Japan, Mary Brinton provides an in-depth and original examination of the role of gender in Japan's phenomenal postwar economic growth. Brinton finds that the educational system, the workplace, and the family in Japan have shaped the opportunities open to female workers. Women move in and out of the workforce depending on their age and family duties, a great disadvantage in a system that emphasizes seniority and continuous work experience. Brinton situates the vicious cycle that perpetuates traditional gender roles within the concept of human capital development, whereby Japanese society "underinvests" in the capabilities of women. The effects of this underinvestment are reinforced indirectly as women sustain male human capital through unpaid domestic labor and psychological support. Brinton provides a clear analysis of a society that remains misunderstood, but whose economic transformation has been watched with great interest by the industrialized world.
Category: Social Science

The Economics Of Gender

Author : Joyce Jacobsen
ISBN : 9781405161824
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Economics of Gender, 3e offers an affordable, comprehensive, and up-to-date introduction to the contemporary research being conducted on the differences between women’s and men’s economic opportunities, activities, and rewards. While focusing on contemporary US patterns, this text integrates an uniquely international comparative perspective Discusses the pros and cons of various policies, including comparable worth and welfare programs Revisions to the 3rd edition include fully updated data, inclusion of new research, and new examples and studies Clear, readable, and provocative with helpful appendices to provide additional information for readers who have little experience with economics, while simultaneously providing further detail for the economically sophisticated Flexible in design, for use by both labor economics students and women’s studies programs without labor economics prerequisites
Category: Business & Economics

Women Work And The Economy Macroeconomic Gains From Gender Equity

Author : Ms. Katrin Elborgh-Woytek
ISBN : 9781484371244
Genre : Business & Economics
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The proposed SDN discusses the specific macro-critical aspects of women’s participation in the labor market and the constraints that prevent women from developing their full economic potential. Building on earlier Fund analysis, work undertaken by other organizations and academic research, the SDN presents possible policies to overcome these obstacles in different types of countries.
Category: Business & Economics

Academic Mothers

Author : Venitha Pillay
ISBN : 1858564174
Genre : Education
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This account of academic mothers is moving and it is also rigorously researched. It explores a significant yet virtually untouched aspect of motherhood and intellectual work and will resonate with the experience of many professional women. Academic mothers are likely to be middle class, have access to some form of child care, live in a democracy and have some legal rights and protections. But the book reveals that there are freedoms such women still cannot achieve. The stories of three academic mothers in South Africa reveals so much: their ability and achievements, their concern for their families and their determination and reflectiveness. Academic mothers are engaged in intellectual work that has traditionally been the domain of men. Thinking has been described by Western philosophers over the centuries as rational, unemotional and logical, while the mother is nurturing, loving, emotional and sensitive. The book explores how these perceived oppositional identities live within the same person. Venitha Pillay challenges the notions of passion, affection and the body as the domain of femininity and the mind of masculinity. The intellectual, emotional and personal liberation of women and society is about far more than revised structural arrangements in the workplace: it demands reconceptualising work, the self and family. The book breaks new methodological ground for qualitative researchers, revealing the intimacy between methodological decisions and the ontology of the text. So it will interest social researchers as well as filling an important gap in gender studies.
Category: Education