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Women in the Labour Market in Changing Economies

Demographic Issues

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Women in the Labour Market in Changing Economies
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This book examines a central issue in understanding recent changes in demographic patterns and the labour market - the increased participation of women in the workforce, and how the nature of this participation has developed. In the context of such economic and labour phenomena as globalization, increasing flexibilty in work patterns, intermittent and part-time employment, and in many countries high underemployment or unemployment, the role of women workers has transformed dramatically. This book explores a number of demographic issues associated with these developments, such as migration in the developed world and transition economies, family formation and dissolution, the autonomy of women migrants, household composition, the evolution of gender systems, and contraceptive behaviour, both as factors that determine the labour market conditions for women and their income levels, and as demographic outcomes. The studies cover a wide-range of situations, from societies with a strong patriarchal ideology and residential female seclusion, to industrialized countries with policies designed to assist women manage both a work and a family role, and makes use of extensive data sets collected at country level. The Editors have sought to maintain an interdisciplinary outlook in the book, and to draw policy implications from the various socio-economic situations examined.

Author Biography

Brigida Garcia is Professor at the Centre for Demographic and Urban Studies of El colegio de Mexico, Mexico City. She has published many works on labour markets, the family and gender, and from 1995-99 served as co-chair of the Gender and Population Committee of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP).; Richard Anker works for the International Labour Office, Geneva, Switzerland.; Antonella Pinnelli is Professor of Social Demography at the Department of Demographic Sciences, University La Sapienza, Rome.
Release date NZ
May 15th, 2003
Contributors
Edited by Antonella Pinnelli Edited by Brigida Garcia Edited by Richard Anker
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
numerous figures and tables
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
356
Dimensions
236x314x25
ISBN-13
9780199261123
Product ID
1859672

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