The Resource For the family? : how class and gender shape women's work, Sarah Damaske, (electronic resource)

For the family? : how class and gender shape women's work, Sarah Damaske, (electronic resource)

Label
For the family? : how class and gender shape women's work
Title
For the family?
Title remainder
how class and gender shape women's work
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Damaske
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the emotional public debate about women and work, conventional wisdom holds that middle-class women "choose" whether or not to work, while working class "need" to work. Yet, despite the recent economic crisis, national trends show that middle-class women are more likely to work than working-class women. In this timely volume, Sarah Damaske debunks the myth that financial needs determine women's workforce participation, revealing that financial resources make it easier for women to remain at work, not easier to leave it. Departing from mainstream research, Damaske finds not two (working or not working), but three main employment patterns: steady, pulled back, and interrupted. Looking at the differences between women in these three groups, Damaske discovers that financial resources made it easier for middle-class women to remain at work steadily, while working-class women often found themselves following interrupted work pathways in which they experienced multiple bouts of unemployment. While most of the national attention has been focused on women who leave work, Damaske shows that both middle-class and working-class women found themselves pulling back from work, but for vastly different reasons. For the Family? concludes that the public debate about women's work remains focused on need because women themselves emphasize the importance of family needs in their decision-making. Damaske argues that despite differences in work experiences, class, race, and familial support, most women explained their work decisions by pointing to family needs, connecting work to family rather than an individual pursuit. In For the Family?, Sarah Damaske at last provides a far more nuanced and richer picture of women, work, and class than conventional wisdom offers"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
331.40973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6095
LC item number
.D36 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
For the family? : how class and gender shape women's work, Sarah Damaske, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women's work trajectories: need, choice and women's strategies -- The shape of women's work pathways -- A major career woman? How women develop early expectations about work -- Staying steady: good work and family support across classes -- Pulling back: divergent routes to similar pathways -- A life interrupted -- For the family: how women account for work decisions -- Having it all? Egalitarian dreams deferred -- Appendix -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn754997094
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 228 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199791507
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27070025
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)754997094
  • ebl0199791643

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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