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Mortality, Fertility and Gender Bias in India: A District-level Analysis *

Mamta Murthi , Anne-Catherine Guio , and Jean Drèze

in Indian Development: Selected Regional Perspectives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292043
eISBN:
9780191684852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292043.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter evaluates inter-district patterns of fertility, child mortality, and gender bias in India using data from the 1981 census. The findings highlight the powerful effects of variables ... More


Gender, Source Country Characteristics, and Labor Market Assimilation among Immigrants

Lawrence M. Kahn and Kerry L. Papps

in Gender, Inequality, and Wages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665853
eISBN:
9780191745805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665853.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

Using 1980–2000 Census data to study the impact of source country characteristics on married adult immigrants' labour supply assimilation profiles, this chapter shows that immigrant women from ... More


Women, Work, and Politics: Belgium 1830-1914

Patricia Penn Hilden

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228837
eISBN:
9780191678837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228837.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is a study of the working women of Belgium from 1830 to 1914. The author argues that the success of Belgium's industrial revolution was uniquely dependent on female labour. She examines the ... More


Introduction and Overview

Valentine M. Moghadam

in Patriarchy and Development: Women's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290230
eISBN:
9780191684807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The ‘feminization of labour’, or what others would refer to as the ‘globalization of female labour’ has been an emerging phenomenon. In several countries around the world, it is observable that the ... More


Women, Trade-Unionism, and Industrial Militancy, 1850–c.1890

Eleanor Gordon

in Women and the Labour Movement in Scotland 1850–1914

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201434
eISBN:
9780191674884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201434.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Although it is hard to gauge the extent of women's participation, they definitely played an active part in the general unions of the 1830s and the Chartist Movement and formed their own lodges. This ... More


Ouvrières, Werksters, and Élites in the Fin de Siècle

Patricia Penn Hilden

in Women, Work, and Politics: Belgium 1830-1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228837
eISBN:
9780191678837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228837.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the spread of female industrial labour in Belgium during the later part of the 19th century. It describes employment of women in many new occupations that became available as ... More


The Female Labor Force and Long-Run Development: The American Experience in Comparative Perspective

Leah Platt Boustan, Carola Frydman, and Robert A. Margo

in Human Capital in History: The American Record

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226163895
eISBN:
9780226163925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226163925.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter provides additional evidence on the U-shaped relationship between the process of economic development and women’s labor force participation. The experience of the United States is ... More


Epilogue: Managing Women in Wartime and Beyond

Elyssa Faison

in Managing Women: Disciplining Labor in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252967
eISBN:
9780520934184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252967.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter shows that much continuity existed in the management of female factory labor during wartime and into the postwar era. By the early 1940s, the textile industry had almost totally ... More


Keeping “Idle Youngsters” Out of Trouble: Japan’s 1929 Abolition of Night Work and the Problem of Free Time

Elyssa Faison

in Managing Women: Disciplining Labor in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252967
eISBN:
9780520934184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252967.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the 1929 ban on night work for women and children and the sense of crisis the ban provoked among managers of female labor. The end of night work sparked concerns about the use ... More


The Backdrop

Nicholas Barr and Peter Diamond

in Reforming Pensions: Principles and Policy Choices

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311303
eISBN:
9780199893461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311303.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Over the long haul, declining mortality and fertility and earlier retirements have raised pension costs to unsustainable levels in many countries. Women have increased their labor market activities ... More


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