Synopses & Reviews
The most current and comprehensive source available for research, data, and analysis on women, gender, and economics.
Introduction; Women and Men: Changing Roles in a Changing Economy; The Family as an Economic Unit; The Allocation of Time between the Household and the Labor Market; Differences in Occupations and Earnings: Overview; Differences in Occupations and Earnings: The Human Capital Model; Differences in Occupations and Earnings: The Role of Labor Market Discrimination; Recent Employment Trends; Recent Employment Trends; Changing Work Roles and the Family; Policies Affecting Paid Work and the Family; Gender Differences in Other Countries
A useful reference for anyone unfamiliar with the economics of women, men, and work.
About the Author
Francine D. Blau is the Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Labor Economics at Cornell University. She is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute in Munich, Germany and of IZA in Bonn, Germany. She has served as President of the Society of Labor Economists, the Labor and Employment Relations Association, and the Midwest Economics Association; as Vice President of the American Economic Association (AEA); and as Chair of the AEA Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession. She is a fellow of the Society of Labor Economics, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the Labor and Employment Relations Association, and was the 2001 recipient of the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the AEA Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession. She is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Labor Economics, Feminist Economics, and The Annals and is an Associate Editor of Labour Economics; she was formerly an editor of the Journal of Labor Economics, on the Board of Editors of the American Economic Review, on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Professor Blau has written extensively on gender issues, wage inequality, immigration and international comparisons of labor market outcomes. She has published articles in leading economics journals and is the author of Equal Pay in the Office and, with Lawrence Kahn, of At Home and Abroad: U.S. Labor Market Performance in International Perspective (recipient of the Richard A. Lester Prize for the outstanding book in labor economics and industrial relations for 2002); and the editor, with David Grusky and Mary Brinton of The Declining Significance of Gender?, and with Ronald Ehrenberg of Gender and Family Issues in the Workplace.
Marianne A. Ferber
Marianne A. Ferber, Professor of Economics and Women's Studies, Emerita, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, was born in Czechoslovakia in 1923, obtained her BA at McMaster University in Canada in 1944 and her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1954. She was Distinguished Visiting Professor at Radcliffe (1993-95), president of the Midwest Economic Association (1986-87) and president of the International Association for Feminist Economics (1995-97). She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from McMaster University (1996), the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (2002), and an honorary doctorate from the University of Eastern Illinois. 2002. She served for many years on the editorial boards of Feminist Economics, and of the Review of Social Economy. She is editor of Women in the Labor Market, 1998, co-editor of Work and Family, 1991; Beyond Economic Man, 1993 (translated into Korean); Academic Couples, 1997; Nonstandard Work, 2000, and Feminist Economics Today, 2003 translated into Spanish). She has published in economics, sociology, education and women's studies journals.
Anne E. Winkler
Anne E. Winkler is Professor of Economics and Public Policy Administration at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is also a Research Affiliate at the National Poverty Center, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her undergraduate degree in economics from Wesleyan University. Professor Winkler’s main research interests are in the economics of gender, the economics of the family, and welfare and poverty. Her work has appeared in economics and broader social science journals including Journal of Human Resources, Research in Labor Economics, Monthly Labor Review, Demography, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and Journal of Urban Economics. Prof. Winkler previously served as 2nd Vice President of the Midwest Economics Association and as President of the St. Louis Chapter of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Women and Men: Changing Roles in a Changing Economy
Chapter 3 The Family as an Economic Unit
Chapter 4 The Allocation of Time between the Household and the Labor Market
Chapter 5 Differences in Occupations and Earnings: Overview
Chapter 6 Differences in Occupations and Earnings: The Human Capital Model
Chapter 7 Differences in Occupations and Earnings: The Role of Labor Market Discrimination
Chapter 8 Recent Developments in Earnings
Chapter 9 Recent Employment Trends
Chapter 10 Changing Work Roles and the Family
Chapter 11 Policies Affecting Paid Work and the Family
Chapter 12 Gender Differences in Other Countries