Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 February 1992

328 Pages | 31 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195072709

Bookseller Code (04)


Understanding the Gender Gap

An Economic History of American Women

Claudia Goldin

NBER Series on Long-term Factors in Economic Development

Now in paper for course use, this landmark text traces the evolution of the female labor force in America, introducing students to the issue of gender distinction in the workplace and refuting the notion that women's employment advances were a response to social revolution rather than long-run economic progress over the last two centuries. Employing innovative quantitative history methods and new data series, this is an important text and resource for both students and scholars of economics, women's studies, and American history.

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