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Job Queues, Gender Queues: Explaining Women's Inroads into Male Occupations (Women In The Political Economy)

Reskin, Barbara

Verlag: Temple University Press, 1990
ISBN 10: 0877227446 / ISBN 13: 9780877227441
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Titel: Job Queues, Gender Queues: Explaining ...

Verlag: Temple University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1990

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PrefacePart I: Explaining the Changing Sex Composition of Occupations1. Occupational Sex Segregation: Persistence and Change2. Queuing and Changing Occupational Composition3. Consequences of Desegregation: Occupational Integration and Economic Equity?Part II: Case Studies of Occupation Change4. Culture, Commerce and Gender: The Feminization of Book Editing - Barbara F. Reskin5. Industrial and Occupational Change in Pharmacy: Prescription for Feminization - Polly A. Phipps6. Keepers of the Corporate Image: Women in Public Relations - Katharine M. Donato7. High Finance, Small Change: Women's Increased Representation in Bank Management - Chloe E. Bud8. Programming for Change? The Growing Demand for Women Systems Analysts - Katharine M. Donato9. Women's Gains in Insurance Sales: Increased Supply, Uncertain Demand - Barbara J. Thomas10. A Woman's Place is Selling Homes: Occupational Change and the Feminization of Real Estate Sales - Barbara J. Thomas and Barbara F. Reskin11. Occupational Resegregation among Insurance Adjusters and Examiners - Polly A. Phipps12. Women Behind Bars: The Feminization of Bartending - Linda A. Detman13. Baking and Baking Off: Deskilling and the Changing Sex Makeup of Bakers - Thomas Steiger and Barbara F. Reskin14. Hot-Metal to Electronic Composition: Gender, Technology, and Social Change - Patricia A. RoosPart III: ConclusionSummary, Implications, and ProspectsAppendix: Guidelines Used for Occupation Case StudiesReferencesName IndexSubject IndexAbout the Authors. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0877227446

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Since 1970, women have made widely publicized gains in several customarily male occupations. Many commentators have understood this apparent integration as an important step to sexual equality in the workplace. Barbara F. Reskin and Patricia A. Roos read a different lesson in the changing gender composition of occupations that were traditionally reserved for men. With persuasive evidence, Job Queues, Gender Queues offers a controversial interpretation of women's dramatic inroads into several male occupations based on case studies of "feminizing" male occupation.

The authors propose and develop a queuing theory of occupations' sex composition. This theory contends that the labor market comprises a "gender queue" with employers preferring male to female workers for most jobs. Workers also rank jobs into a "job queue." As a result, the highest-ranked workers monopolize the most desirable jobs. Reskin and Roos use this queuing perspective to explain why several male occupations opened their doors to women after 1970. The second part of the book provides evidence for this queuing analysis by presenting case studies of the feminization of specific occupations. These include book editor, pharmacist, public relations specialist, bank manager, systems analyst, insurance adjuster, insurance salesperson, real estate salesperson, bartender, baker, and typesetter/compositor.

In the series Women in the Political Economy, edited by Ronnie J. Steinberg.


Vom Verlag: A controversial interpretation of women's dramatic inroads into several male occupations

Sex and Gender Section Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Study of Sex and Gender, American Sociological Association

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