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Published: 14 July 2017

560 Pages

8 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780190620851

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The Economics of Women, Men, and Work

Eighth edition

Francine D. Blau and Anne E. Winkler


New to this Edition:

  • New evidence on the decline of the gender wage gap, the sources of the remaining gap, and trends in the gap for those at the top, middle, and bottom of the wage distribution
  • New sections on "hot topics" in the news, including the fall of gender barriers in the military; nationwide minimum-wage campaigns; Title IX and sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools; the expansion of paid leave in some states; and the end of China's one-child policy
  • Updated content on the legalization of same-sex marriage throughout the United States and a review of the legal status of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • A discussion of important demographic trends, including the rising age at first marriage, the decline in teen birth rates, and the leveling off in the proportion of births to unmarried women
  • Substantially revised and updated coverage of women's economic status around the world, including a new standalone chapter on women's status in the United States compared to other economically advanced countries
  • Expanded web-based data exercises for students

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