Women's Work, Women's Lives: A Comparative Economic Perspective
This chapter provides a broad overview of women's economic status in all parts of the world, with special emphasis on their position relative to men. Large differences are found among countries and regions in the size of the gender gap with respect to such measures as labor force participation, occupational segregation, earnings, education, and to a some what lesser degree the amount of time spent on housework. Two generalizations, however, hold. Women have not achieved full equality anywhere, but particularly in the advanced industrialized countries for which data on the relevant variables are more readily available, there is evidence of a reduction of gender differences in economic roles and outcomes.
|Date of creation:||Sep 1990|
|Publication status:||published as Hilda Kahne and Janet Giele, editors. Continuing Struggle: Women's Lives and Women's Work in Modernizing and Industrial Countries. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1992, 28-46.|
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