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Women Working

Economics and Reality

By (author) Karen Mumford
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Sydney, Australia
Published: 1st Mar 1989
Dimensions: w 138mm h 216mm
Weight: 335g
ISBN-10: 0043321348
ISBN-13: 9780043321348
Barcode No: 9780043321348
Synopsis
How does the work done by women contribute to the economy? This study scrutinizes the statistics on key characteristics of this work, such as participation rates, wage differentiation, labour turnover and workforce segmentation, and interprets these statistics according to three sets of economic theories - orthodox, institutional and radical. By examining the strengths and weaknesses of each approach to interpreting the contribution of women's work, Karen Mumford provides an accessible survey of the methods economists use and the assumptions often hidden behind these methods. She demonstrates, among other things, that the realities of women's work are sometimes far from the picure provided by the economists.

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