A knowledge of introductory economics is helpful but not essential to understand this text summarizing research and data on gender issues in the world of work. Coverage includes women's and men's roles, the family as an economic unit, differences in occupations and earnings, and gender differences in other countries. The text is intended for courses on the economic status of women, and can also be used in interdisciplinary women's studies courses and in introductory courses in economic problems. This fourth edition reflects changes in the labor market and the family, with discussion encompassing the declining gender pay gap, changes in welfare policy and their effects on single mothers' employment, affirmative action, and tax policies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This text is designed to acquaint students with research findings concerning women, men, and work, both in the labor market and in the household. It is intended primarily for courses concerned with the economic status of women. Topics include the narrowing gender pay gap, the declining employment prospects of less-educated men, wage stagnation, corporate restructuring, and changing family structures. The authors assume a knowledge of introductory economics but not of advanced theory. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.