- The Declining Significance of Gender?
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- by Brinton, Mary C.; Blau, Francine D.; Grusky, David B.
- In this book editors Francine Blau, Mary Brinton, and David Grusky
bring together top gender scholars in sociology and economics to make
sense of the recent changes in gender inequality, and to judge whether
the optimistic or pessimistic view better depicts the prospects and
bottlenecks that lie ahead. It examines the economic, organizational,
political, and cultural forces that have changed the status of women
and men in the labor market. The contributors examine the economic
assumption that discrimination in hiring is economically inefficient
and will be weeded out eventually by market competition. They explore
the effect that family-family organizational policies have had in
drawing women into the workplace and giving them even footing in the
organizational hierarchy. Several chapters ask whether political
interventions might reduce or increase gender inequality, and others
discuss whether a social ethos favoring egalitarianism is working to
overcome generations of discriminatory treatment against women.
- Publication Type: Book
- Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
- Published Date: May 2006
- Field of Interest: Global Issues
- Francine D. Blau, Mary C. Brinton, and David B. Grusky, eds. The Declining Significance of Gender? New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2006.