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The Service Transition and Women’s Employment

Moira Nelson and John D. Stephens

in The Political Economy of the Service Transition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657285
eISBN:
9780191745133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657285.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter explores the effect of social policy and labor market regulation on employment of women and in services. The authors—Moira Nelson and John Stephens—argue that in the current economic ... More


Longitudinal analysis and the constitution of the concept of gender

Jane Elliott

in The gender dimension of social change: The contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343321
eISBN:
9781447303824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343321.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the value of longitudinal data and longitudinal approaches for examining women's lives. In particular, the chapter focuses on the role of part-time work in the context of ... More


Alsatian Women and the Great War, 1914–18

Elizabeth Vlossak

in Marianne or Germania?: Nationalizing Women in Alsace, 1870-1946

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199561117
eISBN:
9780191595035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561117.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores Alsace's experience of the First World War. It describes Alsatian women's employment and daily lives on the home front and within proximity of the battle lines, and compares ... More


Women's Employment and Household Income Inequality

Susan Harkness

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter assesses how rising female employment has influenced the overall growth in earnings inequality among couples in 17 high-income countries. It considers how female employment varies across ... More


Gendered Trajectories: Women, Work, and Social Change in Japan and Taiwan

Wei-hsin Yu

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760096
eISBN:
9780804771047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760096.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book explores why industrial societies vary in the pace at which they reduce gender inequality and compares changes in women's employment opportunities in Japan and Taiwan over the last ... More


Gender Equality and Women's Employment

in Refugees, Women, and Weapons: International Norm Adoption and Compliance in Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759731
eISBN:
9780804772365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759731.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter, which examines women's employment and Japan's adoption of the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), explains that unlike the Refugee ... More


Conclusion

in Gendered Trajectories: Women, Work, and Social Change in Japan and Taiwan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760096
eISBN:
9780804771047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760096.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter sums up the study by first highlighting the findings and overall arguments presented in the previous chapters. Then, it describes changes in women's employment opportunities since the ... More


Childcare Policy in a Comparative Perspective

Giuliano Bonoli

in The Origins of Active Social Policy: Labour Market and Childcare Policies in a Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669769
eISBN:
9780191749391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669769.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter reconstructs policy trajectories in the field of childcare policy in seven European countries: Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, and the UK. The period covered ... More


Gender regimes in transition in Central and Eastern Europe

Gillian Pascall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424204
eISBN:
9781447302414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424204.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The understanding of welfare states has been much enriched by comparative work on welfare regimes and gender. This book uses these debates to illuminate the changing gender regimes in countries of ... More


Sex Segregation in Five Japanese Companies

Kumiko Nemoto

in Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter discusses the methodology and the background characteristics of each firm (five companies: three financial firms and two cosmetics firms), including information on the management, ... More


Pension prospects for minority ethnic groups

Jay Ginn

in Gender, pensions and the lifecourse: How pensions need to adapt to changing family forms

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343383
eISBN:
9781447302421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343383.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter analyses the variation in employment and private pension scheme membership according to gender and specific ethnic group. The analysis uses data from the Family Resources Survey. The ... More


Gender and pensions in the European Union: towards an independence model?

Jay Ginn

in Gender, pensions and the lifecourse: How pensions need to adapt to changing family forms

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343383
eISBN:
9781447302421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343383.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter talks about gender and pensions in relation to the European Union. It compares the trends in fertility and women's employment, along with the differing extent to which EU pension systems ... More


Endless Frontiers for Scientific Womanpower

Laura Micheletti Puaca

in Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940-1980

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469610818
eISBN:
9781469614441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610818.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the problems and possibilities of the postwar period. The dawn of the atomic age and the emerging Cold War resulted in a precarious peace that demanded perpetual preparedness in ... More


Scientific Womanpower Enters the Sputnik Era

Laura Micheletti Puaca

in Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940-1980

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469610818
eISBN:
9781469614441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610818.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the national security anxieties arising from the launch of the Soviet Sputniks in 1957, focusing on efforts to increase women’s scientific participation throughout the early ... More


Caring families

Nickie Charles, Charlotte Aull Davies, and Chris Harris

in Families in transition: Social change, family formation and kin relationships

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347893
eISBN:
9781447302308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347893.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter looks at how family members care for each other and the impact of employment, particularly women's employment, on their ability to do so. It examines how people care for children, older ... More


Women Working Longer: Increased Employment at Older Ages

Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226532509
eISBN:
9780226532646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532646.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

American women in their sixties and seventies are working more now than ever. Their increased participation at older ages started in the late 1980s, before the turnaround in older men’s labor force ... More


Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Kumiko Nemoto

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The number of women in positions of power and authority in Japanese companies has remained small despite the increase in the number of educated women and the passage of legislation on gender ... More


Women Working Longer: Facts and Some Explanations

Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz

in Women Working Longer: Increased Employment at Older Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226532509
eISBN:
9780226532646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532646.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

American women are working more, through their sixties and even into their seventies. Their increased participation at older ages started in the late 1980s before the turnaround in older men’s labor ... More


Work and Love in the Gendered U.S. Insecurity State

Lisa D. Brush

in Gender, Violence, and Human Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770207
eISBN:
9780814770139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770207.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter describes the lives of poor women in the United States and identifies the relationship between the penal security state and the social security state. The penal security state and the ... More


Inside the museum: including or excluding women?

Kate Hill

in Women and Museums 1850-1914: Modernity and the Gendering of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719081156
eISBN:
9781526115058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081156.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines women working in museums, paid or as volunteers, in curatorial roles or in secretarial, cleaning, or other positions. It shows that while women had some difficulty accessing ... More


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