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

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

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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
Title variation
For the family
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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Damaske, Sarah
Dewey number
331.40973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6095
LC item number
.D36 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Social classes
  • Women
  • Women
  • Work and family
Label
For the family? : how class and gender shape women's work, Sarah Damaske
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The need and choice myths -- Part I. Expectations about Work: 2. The shape of women's work pathways; 3. A "major career woman": how women develop early expectations about work -- Part II. Work Pathways: 4. Working steadily: good work and family support across classes; 5. Pulling back: divergent routes to similar pathways; 6. A life interrupted: cumulative disadvantages disrupt plans -- Part III. Negotiating Expectations: 7. For the family: how women account for work decisions; 8. Having it all: egalitarian dreams deferred
Control code
709682893
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780199791491
Isbn Type
(paperback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011010834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
6796246
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)709682893
Label
For the family? : how class and gender shape women's work, Sarah Damaske
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The need and choice myths -- Part I. Expectations about Work: 2. The shape of women's work pathways; 3. A "major career woman": how women develop early expectations about work -- Part II. Work Pathways: 4. Working steadily: good work and family support across classes; 5. Pulling back: divergent routes to similar pathways; 6. A life interrupted: cumulative disadvantages disrupt plans -- Part III. Negotiating Expectations: 7. For the family: how women account for work decisions; 8. Having it all: egalitarian dreams deferred
Control code
709682893
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780199791491
Isbn Type
(paperback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011010834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
6796246
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)709682893

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