A comprehensive review of the public system of occupational education and job training for women in the U.S.
Job Training For Women
The Promise and Limits of Public Policies
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edited by Sharon L. Harlan and Ronnie J. Steinberg
This comprehensive review of the public system of occupational education and job training for women in the United States is the first book of its kind. Placing the treatment of women in an historical and political context, these original essays focus on education and training for occupations that require less than a four-year college degree. These include clerical, service, and blue-collar occupations where the overwhelming majority of today’s working women earn their living. The contributors examine the major public training programs that are aimed at people who are entering the labor market for the first time as well as those offered to workers of all ages who need employment assistance.
1. Job Training for Women: The Problem in a Policy Context Sharon L. Harlan and Ronnie J. Steinberg
Part I: Federal Training Initiatives Sharon L. Harlan
Part II: Targeted Groups and Program Experiences Sharon L. Harlan
Part III: Training for Nontraditional Jobs Sharon L. Harlan
Part IV: Welfare, Workfare, and Training Sharon L. Harlan
Part V: Public Training for the Private Sector Sharon L. Harlan
About the Contributors
Sharon L. Harlan directs the research program at the Center for Women in Government, State University of New York at Albany. She has been funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Science Foundation to study federal job training policy.
Ronnie J. Steinberg teaches Sociology at Temple University and is the editor of Equal Employment Policy for Women (Temple).
Contributors: Cynthia H. Chertos, M. C. Devilbiss, Elizabeth Durbin, Elizabeth H. Giese, Marilyn Gittell, Robert W. Glover, Barbara Goldman, Nance Goldstein, Sara K. Gould, Joan Greenbaum, Judith M. Gueron, Lois Haignere, Leslie Lilly, Jing Lyman, Jill Miller, Janice Moore, Roger J. O’Brien, Paul Osterman, Sarah C. Phillips, Denise F. Polit, Deborah Stern, Louise Vetter, Sandra Watson, Alan Werner, and the editors.
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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.