Women and Men at Work
- Irene Padavic - Florida State University, USA
- Barbara F. Reskin - University of Washington, USA
The Second Edition of this best selling book provides a comprehensive examination of the role that gender plays in work environments. This book differs from others by comparing women's and men's work status, addressing contemporary issues within a historical perspective, incorporating comparative material from other countries, recognizing differences in the experiences of women and men from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. Relying on both qualitative and quantitative data, the authors seek to link social scientific ideas about workers' lives, sex inequality, and gender to the real-world workplace. This new edition contains updated statistics, timely cartoons, and presents new scholarship in the field. It also provides a renewed focus on reasons for variability in inequality across workplaces. In sum, the second edition of Women and Men at Work presents a contemporary perspective to the field, with relevant comparative and historical insights that will draw readers in and connect them to the wider concern of making sense of our dramatically changing world.
a very useful text which examines the role of men and women at work in an accessible way
I used this textbook for the last two years (2011-spring 2013).
I appreciated the direct writing style and the humorous cartoons that lightened the subject matter for the students.
However, I plan to replace this book with the Volti book for the upcoming fall semester, 2013.