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
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edited by Alice H. Cook, Val R. Lorwin and Arlene Kaplan Daniels
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.
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.
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Women in the Political Economy, edited by Ronnie J. Steinberg.
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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.