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The Road Winds Uphill All the Way: Gender, Work, and Family in the United States and Japan

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In a time of societal transition, women and men around the globe struggle to combine careers and family in new ways. However, conventional work and family structures and power imbalances between women and men often reinforce traditional gender stereotypes in both home and office.

In an effort to understand the roots of gender inequality, Myra Strober and Agnes Miling Kaneko Chan conducted an extensive survey of the 1981 graduates of Stanford and Tokyo Universities — parallel populations in historically very different cultures. Firsthand comments from the graduates are combined with quantitative analyses for a lively examination of the career and family choices of these highly educated women and men. Contrasting the realities of household responsibilities, child care, and discrimination in the workplace with the graduates' original expectations, the authors find that the road to more egalitarian work and family arrangements winds uphill all the way.

The authors take a fresh look at the widespread belief that U.S. gender equity is light years ahead of Japan's. The elite group of Japanese and Americans in their study describe surpirsingly similar experiences as they faced the job market and began raising families. In both countries, more balanced gender roles will require improved public and business policies, individual strategies, and collective action.

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he authors take a fresh look at the widespread belief that U.S. gender equity is light years ahead of Japan's.

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In an effort to understand the roots of gender inequality, Myra Strober and Agnes Miling Kaneko Chan conducted an extensive survey of the 1981 graduates of Stanford and Tokyo Universities--parallel populations in historically very different cultures. First-hand comments from the graduates are combined with quantitative analyses for a lively examination of the career and family choices of these highly educated women and men. The authors take a fresh look at the widespread belief that U.S. gender equity is light years ahead of Japan's. The elite group of Japanese and Americans in their study describe surprisingly similar experiences as they faced the job market and began raising families.

About the Author

Myra H. Strober is a labor economist and Professor of Education at theSchool of Education, Stanford University.Agnes Miling Kaneko Chan isa professor at Mejiro University and at the Nagoya Cultural Women'sCollege, a singer, a television personality, and Ambassador of theJapan Committee for UNICEF.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262692632
Subtitle:
Gender, Work, and Family in the United States and Japan
Author:
Strober, Myra H.
Author:
Chan, Agnes Miling Kaneko
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Work and family
Subject:
College graduates
Subject:
Sexual division of labor
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
Management
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Road Winds Uphill All the Way
Series Volume:
00-6
Publication Date:
20010223
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , he authors take a fresh look at the widespread belief that U.S. gender equity is light years ahead of Japan's.
"Synopsis" by , In an effort to understand the roots of gender inequality, Myra Strober and Agnes Miling Kaneko Chan conducted an extensive survey of the 1981 graduates of Stanford and Tokyo Universities--parallel populations in historically very different cultures. First-hand comments from the graduates are combined with quantitative analyses for a lively examination of the career and family choices of these highly educated women and men. The authors take a fresh look at the widespread belief that U.S. gender equity is light years ahead of Japan's. The elite group of Japanese and Americans in their study describe surprisingly similar experiences as they faced the job market and began raising families.
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