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Latinas And African American Women At Work

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Author: Irene Browne
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
ISBN: 1610440943
Size: 15.74 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 452
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Book Description: One of Choice magazine's Outstanding Academic Books of 1999 Accepted wisdom about the opportunities available to African American and Latina women in the U.S. labor market has changed dramatically. Although the 1970s saw these women earning almost as much as their white counterparts, in the 1980s their relative wages began falling behind, and the job prospects plummeted for those with little education and low skills. At the same time, African American women more often found themselves the sole support of their families. While much social science research has centered on the problems facing black male workers, Latinas and African American Women at Work offers a comprehensive investigation into the eroding progress of these women in the U.S. labor market. The prominent sociologists and economists featured in this volume describe how race and gender intersect to especially disadvantage black and Latina women. Their inquiries encompass three decades of change for women at all levels of the workforce, from those who spend time on the welfare rolls to middle class professionals. Among the many possible sources of increased disadvantage, they particularly examine the changing demands for skills, increasing numbers of immigrants in the job market, the precariousness of balancing work and childcare responsibilities, and employer discrimination. While racial inequity in hiring often results from educational differences between white and minority women, this cannot explain the discrimination faced by women with higher skills. Minority women therefore face a two-tiered hurdle based on race and gender. Although the picture for young African American women has grown bleaker overall, for Latina women, the story is more complex, with a range of economic outcomes among Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Central and South Americans. Latinas and African American Women at Work reveals differences in how professional African American and white women view their position in the workforce, with black women perceiving more discrimination, for both race and gender, than whites. The volume concludes with essays that synthesize the evidence about racial and gender-based obstacles in the labor market. Given the current heated controversy over female and minority employment, as well as the recent sweeping changes to the national welfare system, the need for empirical data to inform the public debate about disadvantaged women is greater than ever before. The important findings in Latinas and African American Women at Work substantially advance our understanding of social inequality and the pervasive role of race, ethnicity and gender in the economic well-being of American women.


Race Work And Family In The Lives Of African Americans

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Author: Marlese Durr
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN:
Size: 37.57 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 255
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Book Description: Sadly, efforts to end racial segregation and discrimination have clearly not led to racial equality or a colorblind society. Rather, African Americans have become increasingly class-polarized since the civil rights era as the persistent racialization of American society has perpetuated the wage gap between Blacks and Whites, leading to increased rates of unemployment and underemployment among African Americans. The significant minority of Black families historically headed by single mothers became a statistical majority during the twentieth century, and the tension in the gender relations of Black men and women became a more prominent topic of debate. This compelling and timely collection examines contemporary family and workforce patterns and how they are continuing to shape the quality of life for African Americans across the United States.


Perspectives On Work

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Size: 36.43 MB
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Category : Industrial relations
Languages : en
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International Labour Documentation

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Author: International Labour Office. Central Library and Documentation Branch
Publisher:
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Size: 11.68 MB
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Category : Labor
Languages : en
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Communication Yearbook 27

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Author: Pamela J. Kalbfleisch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135616930
Size: 76.21 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 456
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Book Description: Communication Yearbook 27 is devoted to publishing state-of-the-art literature reviews in which authors critique and synthesize a body of communication research. This volume continues the tradition of publishing critical, integrative reviews of specific lines of research. Chapters focus on an organizational communication challenge to the discourse of work and family research; recovering women's voice; empowerment and communication; participatory communication for social change; and the problematics of dialogue and power. In addition, chapters discuss the megaphone effect; the effects of television on group vitality; the empowerment of feminist scholarship in public relations and the building of a feminist paradigm; control, resistance, and empowerment in raced, gendered, and classed work contexts; credibility for the 21st century; and communicating disability.


Lean In

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Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 384370578X
Size: 22.79 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : de
Pages : 312
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Book Description: In Deutschland sitzen in den Vorständen der 100 umsatzstärksten Firmen gerade einmal drei Prozent Frauen. International sieht es nicht viel besser aus. Sheryl Sandberg ist COO von Facebook und gehörte davor zur Führungsmannschaft bei Google. Zusammen mit ihrem Mann Dave erzieht sie zwei kleine Kinder. Sie ist eine der wenigen sichtbaren Top-Managerinnen weltweit und ein Vorbild für Frauen aller Generationen. In ihrem Buch widmet sie sich ihrem Herzensthema: Wie können mehr Frauen in anspruchsvollen Jobs an die Spitze gelangen? Sie beschreibt äußere und innere Barrieren, die Frauen den Aufstieg verwehren. Sandberg zeigt, wie jede Frau ihre Ziele erreichen kann.


Diversity In Organizations

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Author: Myrtle P. Bell
Publisher: South-Western Pub
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Size: 37.69 MB
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Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 492
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Book Description: DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS is a comprehensive, research-based text designed to meet the needs of the diversity course. This text will provide a solid perspective on the various aspects of organizational diversity including why diversity is important for businesses, managing a diverse workforce, and legislation related to diversity. Also the text conducts in-depth explorations of key racial /ethnic groups and includes prescriptions on how to become a diversity-friendly employer, engage non-traditional workers, and how dominant group members can effect organizational change.


Congressional Record

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Author: United States. Congress
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Size: 72.84 MB
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Category : Law
Languages : en
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Employment And Earnings

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Size: 25.76 MB
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Category : Hours of labor
Languages : en
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The Cumulative Book Index

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Size: 49.89 MB
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Category : American literature
Languages : en
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