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By Janet C. Gornick, Marcia K. Meyers, Barbara Bergmann, Johanna Brenner, Harry Brighouse

ISBN-10: 1844673251

ISBN-13: 9781844673254

Within the exertions marketplace and place of work, anti-discrimination ideas, affirmative motion guidelines, and pay fairness tactics workout an immediate impact on gender family members. yet what should be performed to persuade the ways in which women and men allocate initiatives and obligations at home?

In Gender Equality, quantity VI within the genuine Utopias sequence, social scientists Janet C. Gornick and Marcia ok. Meyers suggest a suite of policies—paid kinfolk depart provisions, operating time rules, and early adolescence schooling and care—designed to foster extra egalitarian kinfolk divisions of work by means of strengthening men’s ties at domestic and women’s attachment to paid paintings. Their coverage notion is through a sequence of commentaries—both serious and supportive—from a bunch of exclusive students, and a concluding essay during which Gornick and Meyers reply to a debate that could be a well timed and helpful contribution to egalitarian politics.

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Workers in such jobs are seldom given opportunities for promotion or any but" routine duties. The Swedish labor force is considerably more sex-segregated than the American (Anker, 1998; Dolado, Feigueroso and Jimeno, 2003). " While the extent of women's penetration into male-dominated occupations is obviously a result of many historical factors, it would not be surprising if the paid parental leave provisions had contributed to the continuing relatively high sex-segregation of the Swedish occupational structure.

Supermarkets, and other services, even more time could be saved (see Bergmann, 2005). Again, this is an unlikely development, at least in the-near term. ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF INCREASING THE SUPPLY OF HOME SERVICES DELIVERED BY PARENTS i Additional time for home services'by parents might be supplied in ways that do not retreat on gender equality. Ways this could be done include: 1. a cut in the standard wdrkday for all workers, not just parents 2. half-time work for both parents for the same time period, paid at full-time rates,'provided that one is at home in the morning, the other at home in the afternoon 3.

This is really not surprising. attractive way to spend time, at. least according to the taste of most people. Men have -so far been exempted from these tasks, and many if not 'most men are likely to resist taking them on. In most countries at most times, there is little or no pressure on men from outside the family to do more housework. Quite the contrary: men encourage other men in shirking sueh work, and ridicule the dnes who do take it on. ridicule to minimize it. The-issue is not discussed in any o'f the media, or in schools or churches.

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