Women and Economic Equality Essay by The Research Group

Women and Economic Equality
A look at the Socioeconomic impact of women's rise in the workplace and in income including family and gender-role changes, effects on children, birth rate and equal wages.
# 19323 | 1,800 words | 10 sources | 1992 | US
Published on Mar 09, 2003 in Sociology (General) , Women Studies (General)

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"Social Costs of Women's Quest for Economic Equality

Women's Quest for Economic Equality by Victor R. Fuchs is an exploration of the results of women's quest for parity in earnings and home responsibilities from the point of view of an economist. His views are empirically based but placed in a human context that is easily understandable by a lay reader with a general interest in women's issues.

Fuchs uses statistical research to gather raw material for the book, which is an interpretation of his findings. Fuchs himself draws these broad conclusions regarding the position of women in today's American society--that the earnings gap between men and women is no less in 1986 than it was in 1960, that this lack of progress is not primarily due to prejudice or exploitation of employees, and that women's weaker economic..."

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