Women and Men at Work
- Irene Padavic - Florida State University, USA
- Barbara F. Reskin - University of Washington, USA
Gender & Sexuality Studies (General) | Sociology of Gender | Sociology of Work
- Examines how gender has shaped the meaning and performance of work. Throughout, the book links theory and evidence-statistics that summarise work outcomes for women and men, research about the effects of workers' sex on their jobs, and accounts of the experiences of real workers.
- Demonstrates the patterns of sex inequality and segregation as well as the gendered nature of contemporary workplace cultures. By putting evidence about the experiences of today's workers in historical perspective, the author's also highlight continuities with the past and illuminate change.
- Provides an extremely useful and critical summary of economic theories of gender differences in workplace rewards.
a very useful text which examines the role of men and women at work in an accessible way
I used this textbook for the last two years (2011-spring 2013).
I appreciated the direct writing style and the humorous cartoons that lightened the subject matter for the students.
However, I plan to replace this book with the Volti book for the upcoming fall semester, 2013.