Oxford Handbook of Women and the Economy

By Averett, Susan L., Argys, Laura M., Hoffman, Saul D.

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The transformation of women's lives over the past century is among the most significant and far-reaching of social and economic phenomena, affecting not only women but also their partners, children, and indeed nearly every person on the planet. In developed and developing countries alike, women are acquiring more education, marrying later, having fewer children, and spending a far greater amount of their adult lives in the labor force. Yet, because women remain the primary caregivers of children, issues such as work-life balance and the glass ceiling have given rise to critical policy discussions in the developed world. In developing countries, many women lack access to reproductive technology and are often relegated to jobs in the informal sector, where pay is variable and job security is weak. Considerable occupational segregation and stubborn gender pay gaps persist around the world. The Oxford Handbook of Women and the Economy is the first comprehensive collection of scholarly essays to address these issues using the powerful framework of economics. Each chapter, written by an acknowledged expert or team of experts, reviews the key trends, surveys the relevant economic theory, and summarizes and critiques the empirical research literature. By providing a clear-eyed view of what we know, what we do not know, and what the critical unanswered questions are, this Handbook provides an invaluable and wide-ranging examination of the many changes that have occurred in women's economic lives.

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EAN

9780190628970

Format

ebook

Author

Averett, Susan L.,Argys, Laura M.,Hoffman, Saul D.

Category

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Series

Oxford Handbooks

Language

eng

Imprint

Oxford University Press

Published Date

2018-05-15

Published Country

US

EAN 9780190628970
Format Ebook
Author Averett, Susan L.,Argys, Laura M.,Hoffman, Saul D.
Category
Publisher Oxford University Press
Series Oxford Handbooks
Pages 752
Language eng
Imprint Oxford University Press
Published Date 2018-05-15
Published Country US

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