Gender inequalities in the 21st century : new barriers and continuing constraints /
Contributor(s): Crompton, Rosemary (ed.) | Lyonette, Clare (ed.)Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. ; Northampton, MA Edward Elgar Publishing 2010Description: xiii, 297 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 9781848444386(hbk.)Other title: Gender inequalities in the twenty-first centurySubject(s): Work And Family | Sex Role | Sex Role In The Work Environment | Sex Discrimination In Employment | Men Employment | Women Economic Conditions - 21st Century | Women Social Conditions | Equal Opportunity | Feminism | Equality | Sex Discrimination | Sex Differences | WomenDDC classification: 305.3 GEN
Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction: What's New About Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century? / Jacqueline Scott, Rosemary Crompton and Clare Lyonette - Becoming Adult: The Persisting Importance of Class and Gender / Ingrid Schoon - Class Reproduction, Occupational Inheritance and Occupational Choices / Fiona Devine - Ethnic Differences in Women's Economic Activity: A Focus on Pakistani and Bangladeshi Women / Angela Dale and Sameera Ahmed - Gender and the Post-industrial Shift / Janette Webb - Penalties of Part-time Work Across Europe / Tracey Warren - Feminising Professions in Britain and France: How Countries Differ / Nicky Le Feuvre - Gender Segregation and Bargaining in Domestic Labour: Evidence from Longitudinal Time-use Data/ Man Yee Kan and Jonathan Gershuny - Family, Class and Gender 'Strategies' in Mothers' Employment and Childcare / Rosemary Crompton and Clare Lyonette - Perceptions of Quality of Life: Gender Differences Across the Life Course / Jacqueline Scott, Anke C. Plagnol and Jane Nolan - Within-Household Inequalities Across Classes' Management and Control of Money / Fran Bennett, Jerome De Henau and Sirin Sung - Restructuring Gender Relations: Women's Labour Market Participation and Earnings Inequality Among Households / Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund and Arne Mastekaasa - Feminist Policies and Feminist Conflicts: Daddy's Care or Mother's Milk? / Anne Lise Ellings ter - A Mysterious Commodity: Capitalism and Femininity / Mary Evans.
Both women and men strive to achieve a work and family balance, but does this imply more or less equality? Does the persistence of gender and class inequalities refute the notion that lives are becoming more individualized ? Leading international authorities document how gender inequalities are changing and how many inequalities of earlier eras are being eradicated. However, this book shows there are new barriers and constraints that are slowing progress in attaining a more egalitarian society. Taking the new global economy into account, the expert contributors to this book examine the conflicts between different types of feminisms, revise old debates about ?equality? and ?difference? in the gendered nature of work and care, and propose new and innovative policy solutions.