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The Resource Women's work? : American schoolteachers, 1650-1920, Joel Perlmann and Robert A. Margo

Women's work? : American schoolteachers, 1650-1920, Joel Perlmann and Robert A. Margo

Label
Women's work? : American schoolteachers, 1650-1920
Title
Women's work?
Title remainder
American schoolteachers, 1650-1920
Statement of responsibility
Joel Perlmann and Robert A. Margo
Title variation
  • Women's work
  • American schoolteachers, 1650-1920
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"American schoolteaching is one of few occupations to have undergone a thorough gender shift from men to women, yet previous explanations have neglected a key feature of the transition: its regional character. By the early 1800s, far higher proportions of women were teaching in the Northeast than in the South, and this regional difference was reproduced as settlers moved West before the Civil War. What explains the creation of these divergent regional arrangements in the East, their recreation in the West, and their eventual disappearance by the next century?" "In Women's Work? the authors blend newly available quantitative evidence with historical narrative to show that distinctive regional school structures and related cultural patterns account for the initial regional difference, while a growing recognition that women could handle the work after they temporarily replaced men during the Civil War helps explain this widespread shift to female teachers later in the century. Yet despite this shift, a significant gender gap in pay and positions remained. This book offers an original and thought-provoking account of a remarkable historical transition."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perlmann, Joel
Dewey number
372.11/0082
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2837
LC item number
.P38 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Margo, Robert A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women teachers
  • Women teachers
  • Elementary school teachers
Label
Women's work? : American schoolteachers, 1650-1920, Joel Perlmann and Robert A. Margo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • 5.
  • Labor Market Outcomes in Urban Schools: The Role of Gender
  • 1.
  • New England: The First Two Centuries
  • 2.
  • South Versus North
  • 3.
  • Migrations
  • 4.
  • Explaining Feminization
Control code
44885120
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 188 pages
Isbn
9780226660394
Lccn
00011053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Women's work? : American schoolteachers, 1650-1920, Joel Perlmann and Robert A. Margo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • 5.
  • Labor Market Outcomes in Urban Schools: The Role of Gender
  • 1.
  • New England: The First Two Centuries
  • 2.
  • South Versus North
  • 3.
  • Migrations
  • 4.
  • Explaining Feminization
Control code
44885120
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 188 pages
Isbn
9780226660394
Lccn
00011053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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