Women in the Labour Market in Changing Economies: Demographic Issues

Hardcover | October 15, 2003

EditorBrigida Garcia, Richard Anker, Antonella Pinnelli

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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 asglobalization, 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 contraceptivebehaviour, 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.

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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 asglobalization, increasing flexibilty in work patterns, i...

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). R...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:356 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.97 inPublished:October 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199261121

ISBN - 13:9780199261123

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Part I: Background1. Brigida Garcia, Richard Anker, and Antonella Pinnelli: Introduction2. Robert L. Clark, Anne York, and Richard Anker: Cross-National Analysis of Women in the Labour MarketPart II: Labour Market and Demographic Effects of Major Economic and Political Change3. Duncan Thomas, Kathleen Beegle, and Elizabeth Frankenberg: Labour Market Transitions of Men and Women During an Economic Crisis: Evidence from Indonesia4. Rita Afsar: Gender, Labour Market, and Demographic Change: A Case Study of Women's Entry into the Formal Manufacturing Sector in Bangladesh5. Felix Buchel and Henriette Engelhardt: Missing the Partner and his Earnings: Income Situation and Labour Market Participation of Single Mothers in West and East Germany6. Patrick Festy, Irina Kortchagina, Olga Mouratcheva, and Lidia Prokofieva: Divorce and Professional Careers in Russia During the Transition Towards Market EconomyPart III: Migration and Labour Market Changes for Women and Men7. Salvatore Strozza, Gerardo Gallo, and Francesca Grillo: Gender and the Labour Market Among Immigrants in Some Italian Areas: The Case of Moroccans, Former Yugoslavians, and Poles8. Wang Feng and Shen Anan: Double Jeopardy? Female Rural Migrant Labourers in Urban China: The Case of Shanghai9. Zai Liang and Yiu Por Chen: Migration, Gender, and Returns to Education in Shenzhen, ChinaPart IV: Increasing Feminization of the Labour Force: Balancing Work and Family10. Elena Bardasi and Janet C. Gornick: Women and Part-Time Employment: Workers' 'Choices' and Wage Penalties in Five Industrialized Countries11. Amy G. Cox, Joan M. Hermsen, and Jacob Alex Klerman: Economic Opportunities and the Transition to Marriage Among Young Women in the United States12. Maria Stanfors and Lars Svensson: Education, Career Opportunities, and Changing Patterns of Fertility: A Study of Women in the Labour Market in Twentieth-Century Sweden13. Marcela Cerrutti: Family, Quality of Jobs, and Female Labour Force Patterns in Buenos Aires, Argentina14. Andrzej Kulczycki and Lucia Juarez: The Influence of Female Employment and Autonomy on Reproductive Behaviour in Egypt