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The Economics of Women, Men, and Work (6th Edition) Paperback – August 3, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0136084259 ISBN-10: 0136084257 Edition: 6th

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  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 6th edition (August 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0136084257
  • ISBN-13: 978-0136084259
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.9 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #429,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A complete overview of the economics of women, men, and work in the labor market and in the household. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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This book introduces readers to the findings of research on women, men, and work in the labor market and household. The Third Edition has been expanded and updated to reflect recent changes in the labor market and the family. All data have been revised and references have been updated to consider the most recent research on each subject covered. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By teresa ghilarducci on July 19, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book can be read at many levels -- used for a course or read as needed. You can answer questions like: How is unfair discrimination measured? Why do jobs that employ women pay less than those that employ men even if the requirements are similar. Go beyond romantic love to answer questions about whether marriage makes sense. Does welfare make peole work less? These two academics represent mainstream, what is called "institutional labor econmics." Anyone interested in the labor market, gender equity, international comparisons on how women are doing will find this book accessible. You do not have to have formal education in economics.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 26, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book is an overview of how gender and race play into neo-classical economic theory. The authors discuss both macro- and micro-economic models, and how differences in gender and race can be explained using the models. Topics covered include: gender roles and economic development (in the US), division of labor within the family, allocation of time between the household and the labor market, consequences of women's employment for the family, differences in occupations and earnings, joblessness, and sex differences in other countries. The discussion is confined primarily to the US economy, although the theoretical aspects should be applicable elsewhere, and there is a brief section at the end of the book examining a few economic aspects of gender in developing countries, the U.S.S.R, and Sweden. Although the text generally focuses on gender differences, racial differences are also discussed with almost every topic. For the most part, the book examines only the economics of married heterosexual women, and women who are single or partners in same-sex unions fall outside the scope of the discussion. More in-depth explorations of theoretical issues are provided in appendices which follow several of the chapters. Each chapter includes a brief list of suggested readings. End material consists of an author index and a subject index.

The authors strongly advocate for women engaging in the labor market rather than restricting their work to household activities. They argue that this will likely maximize household income both in the short run and the long term, and provide a much better chance of financial viability for a woman and her children in case her marriage dissolves through divorce or widowhood.
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By Erika C. Perez on July 10, 2009
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Economics has never been my best subject, but this book explains concepts in a way that anyone can understand. There are a few charts and diagrams that are tough to understand, but overall the book easily illustrates how different the male and female market experiences are.

The chapters are a decent size: some range from 15-20 pages and some others are around the 40 page range (but the material is interesting, so it's not too bad!)

Overall, this is a great text for anyone taking an economics course.
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By D'Andrea Dixon on June 10, 2014
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I totally needed this book for my class, so now that I have it I am so excited for the year to start. The book is in great condition.
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By Kyle Geordan on January 24, 2014
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This book is great and it gets its points across to the reader well. Easy to follow along with the teacher for students and covers a wide variety of topics within the book.
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By Ana Perez on September 4, 2013
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Renting the book is the best thing to do. I have amazon prime so it came in two days and its brand new. Love it! Wished it could of been hard covered.
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