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Women, Work, and Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780415883382
Author(s): Bahira Sherif Trask
Format: Paperback
Year: 2013
Publisher: Routledgetaylor & Francis Group
Dimensions: 152 x 226 x 18 (w x l x h)
Pages: 312

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Women increasingly make up a significant percentage of the labor force throughout the world. This transformation is impacting everyone's lives. This book examines the resulting gender role, work, and family issues from a comparative worldwide perspective. Working allows women to earn an income, acquire new skills, and forge social connections. It also brings challenges such as simultaneously managing domestic responsibilities and family relationships. The social, political, and economic implications of this global transformation are explored from an interdisciplinary perspective in this book. The commonalities and the differences of women's experiences depending on their social class, education, and location in industrialized and developing countries are highlighted throughout. Practical implications are examined including the consequences of these changes for men. Engaging vignettes and case studies from around the world bring the topics to life. The book argues that despite policy reforms and a rhetoric of equality, women still have unique experiences from men both at work and at home.
Women, Work, and Globalization explores: * Key issues surrounding work and families from a global cross-cultural perspective. * The positive and negative experiences of more women in the global workforce. * The spread of women's empowerment on changes in ideologies and behaviors throughout the world. * Ke
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