Provides research, data, and analysis on women, gender, and economics. This work is designed for courses found in Economics Departments, and Departments of Women's Studies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Women and Men: Changing Roles in a Changing Economy. 3. The Family as an Economic Unit. 4. The Allocation of Time Between the Household and the Labor Market. 5. Differences in Occupations and Earnings: Overview. 6. Differences in Occupations and Earnings: The Human Capital Model. 7. Differences in Occupations and Earnings: The Role of Labor Market Discrimination. 8. Recent Developments in the Labor Market: Their Impact on Women and Men. 9. Changing Work Roles and the Family. 10. Policies Affecting Paid Work and Family. 11. Gender Differences in Other Countries. Author Index. Subject Index.
Francine Blau Francine D. Blau is Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Labor Economics. She is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute in Munich, Germany and of IZA in Bonn, Germany. Professor Blau is currently first Vice President of the Society of Labor Economics and will serve as its President in 2006. She is also Chair of the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession. She has served as President of the Industrial Relations Research Association, Vice President of the American Economic Association, and President of the Midwest Economics Association. She is a fellow of the Society of Labor Economics and of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and 2001 recipient of the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession for furthering the status of women in the economics profession. 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 and international comparisons of labor market outcomes. She has published articles in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Economica, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and other major journals. She 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). She is also coauthor, with Marianne Ferber and Anne Winkler, of The Economics of Women, Men, and Work currently going into its 5th edition. 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 serves on the editorial boards of Feminist Economics, and of the Review of Social Economy. She is editor ofWomen in the Labor Market, 1998, co-editor ofWork 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, University of Michigan. 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. She is co-author (with Francine D. Blau and Marianne A. Ferber) of the third and subsequent editions of The Economics of Women, Men and Work, published by Prentice Hall. 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).