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Gender Equality in the Labour Market

Janet C. Gornick

in Gender and Welfare State Regimes

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294160
eISBN:
9780191600142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294166.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The topic of this chapter is women's access to paid work and its impact on their economic resources compared to men in general and within the family. It presents a cross‐national portrait of gender ... More


Will Boomers Redefine Retirement?

Brigitte Madrian, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Beth J. Soldo

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

The number of retirees in the United States will double over the next thirty years, and as the large number of individuals born 1946-1966 known as “Baby Boomers” moves into retirement, it is sure to ... More


Marriage, Law, and Society: A Tangled Web

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores marriage in the social and legal context. It looks at who marries, and what marriage seems to mean to them. Marriage is a crucial social institution, and many people bemoan the ... More


 Households Expanding: Eschatological Visions of Christ

Jana Marguerite Bennett

in Water Is Thicker than Blood: An Augustinian Theology of Marriage and Singleness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195315431
eISBN:
9780199872022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315431.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter considers states of life in relation to the time “in between” the redemption and the final event in salvation history, known alternately as the eschaton or the Parousia. God continues to ... More


Recent Changes in Marriage Patterns 1

Guangyu Zhang and Baochang Gu

in Transition and Challenge: China's Population at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199299294
eISBN:
9780191715082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299294.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines recent changes in age at first marriage and the proportion choosing marriage, their impact on fertility decline, and recent increases in divorce and remarriage. It provides the ... More


Involvement

Mark Chaves

in American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter studies religious involvement, which mainly means attendance at weekend worship services. The strong connection between religious involvement and family life in the United States points ... More


The Social Meaning of Money: “Special Monies”

Viviana A. Zelizer

in Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139364
eISBN:
9781400836253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139364.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter argues that the utilitarian approach to money is a theoretical and empirical straitjacket. Money belongs to the market, but not exclusively so. And while money is indeed an objective ... More


Wives: The Quest for Civil Independence

William Cornish

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XIII: 1820–1914 Fields of Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239757
eISBN:
9780191705151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter shows that in parallel with the demand for judicial divorce came a campaign for married women to be entitled to their separate earnings and other assets, just as much as if they were ... More


Sex-Based Discrimination Trends in Japan, 1965–2005 *: The Gender Wage Gap and the Marriage Bar

Kunihiro Kimura

in Discrimination in an Unequal World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199732166
eISBN:
9780199866144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732166.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter describes sex-based discrimination trends in Japan and proposes hypotheses that might explain these trends. Section 2 briefly describes the official statistics that provide the source of ... More


Family Studies of Intellectual Abilities in Adulthood

K. Warner Schaie

in Developmental Influences on Adult Intelligence: The Seattle longitudinal study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195156737
eISBN:
9780199786817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156737.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter gives an account of family studies of intellectual abilities in adulthood designed to consider similarities in adult parent-offspring and sibling pairs as well as similarity in married ... More


‘They all knew how it was going to end’: tragedy, myth, and the spectator

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins by emphasizing that, contrary to popular belief, the audience of a Greek tragedy often did not know, in important respects, how the action was going to develop, and examines what ... More


Marriage: What’s Mine Is Yours?

Mariko Lin Chang

in Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195367690
eISBN:
9780199944101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367690.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter turns to the topic of wealth for married couples. Although it is often assumed that husbands and wives have equal ownership of marital wealth, the interview data suggest a complicated ... More


Forces for Change in Catholic Ministry

Richard A. Schoenherr

David Yamane (ed.)

in Goodbye Father: The Celibate Male Priesthood and the Future of the Catholic Church

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195082593
eISBN:
9780199834952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195082591.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines seven historical trends related to the Catholic Church that have been gaining strength over the latter half of the twentieth century. Each trend comprises two countervailing ... More


Invoking Section 17 of the 1882 Act

Lord Denning

in The Due Process of Law

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780406176080
eISBN:
9780191705113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780406176080.003.0030
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the most controversial example of the judicial role in Law Reform, namely, the invention of the deserted wife's equity. Here, the author was well supported for twelve years by ... More


Where there is no financial contribution

Lord Denning

in The Due Process of Law

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780406176080
eISBN:
9780191705113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780406176080.003.0037
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Before the Act of 1970, there might have been much debate as to whether the wife had made financial contributions of sufficient substance to entitle her to a share in the house. The author feels sure ... More


Marital Status as a Category of Difference: Singlewomen and Widows

Amy M. Froide

in Never Married: Singlewomen in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270606
eISBN:
9780191710216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270606.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines how marital status differentiated the lives of women in early modern England. It posits a clear distinction between the experiences of ever-married women (e.g., wives and ... More


Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660–1753

Lawrence Stone

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202530
eISBN:
9780191675386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202530.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In Road to Divorce explored the different ways in which marriage took place, and analysed the confusion and uncertainty surrounding the legality of the institution in its various forms ... More


Swift and Women Critics

Louise Barnett

in Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188660
eISBN:
9780199851065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188660.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Anecdotal proofs state that women read Swift and commented on his writings from the time his texts were first published, but the systematic attention that results in a book-length critical study ... More


1715: High Society: ‘The Winners Pleasure, and the Losers pain’ 1

Isobel Grundy

in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187653
eISBN:
9780191674730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187653.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Since her marriage Lady Mary's day-to-day activities had been documented while she was away from her husband but mostly hidden while they were together. Only three of her letters to other people are ... More


Interlude

Kathryn Talalay

in Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195113938
eISBN:
9780199853816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Shortly after meeting George Schuyler Josephine visited her family to celebrate Christmas with them. The family's Negro servants, who had influenced Josephine's development intensely, were also ... More


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