Essays discuss the policies of unions and the government towards women in a historical and cultural context


 

Women and Trade Unions in Eleven Industrialized Countries

edited by Alice H. Cook, Val R. Lorwin and Arlene Kaplan Daniels

cloth EAN: 978-0-87722-319-1 (ISBN: 0-87722-319-X)
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360 pp


"[This book] goes a long way towards exposing the reality which lies behind the veneer of trade union rhetoric espousing equal opportunity."
Michael Rubenstein, Editor, Industrial Relations Law Reports

The present-day status of women workers in different countries depends to a large extent on the social attitudes of the country and the history of the women's movement there. Each original essay in this book places the policies of unions and the government towards women in a historical and cultural context.

The country experts answer such questions as, What are the provisions for equal employment and equal pay? For child care and maternity leave? Do women hold union office or influence the collective bargaining agenda? These experts also provide definitive data on women's position in the labor market of each country.


About the Author(s)

Alice H. Cook is Professor Emerita of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.

Until his death in 1984, Val R. Lorwin was Professor of History at the University of Oregon.

Arlene Kaplan Daniels is Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University.


Subject Categories

Labor Studies and Work
Women's Studies
Political Science and Public Policy


In the series

Women in the Political Economy, edited by Ronnie J. Steinberg.

No longer active.

Women in the Political Economy, edited by Ronnie J. Steinberg, includes books on women and issues of work, family, social movements, politics, feminism, and empowerment. It emphasizes women's roles in society and the social construction of gender and also explores current policy issues like comparable worth, international development, job training, and parental leave.

 

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