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Mothers at Work: Who Opts Out?

Mothers at Work: Who Opts Out?

Liana Christin Landivar

Though a majority of mothers of young children are employed outside the home, countless articles have been devoted to anecdotes about highly educated women in high-status occupations "opting out" of the labor force. Are mothers in these occupations in fact the most likely to opt out or reduce their work hours? Do race, ethnicity, or age of children play a role? Addressing these questions    More >

Women Building Peace: What They Do, Why It Matters

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini

How and why do women's contributions matter in peace and security processes? Why should women's activities in this sphere be explored separately from peacebuilding efforts in general? Decisively answering these questions, Sanam Anderlini offers a comprehensive, cross-regional analysis of women's peacebuilding initiatives around the world.   Anderlini also traces the evolution of    More >

Women Building Peace: What They Do, Why It Matters
Women and Congressional Elections: A Century of Change

Women and Congressional Elections: A Century of Change

Barbara Palmer and Dennis Simon

Since 1916, when the first woman was elected to the US Congress, fewer than 10 percent of all members have been women. Why is this number so extraordinarily small? And how has the presence of women in the electoral arena changed over the past hundred years? Barbara Palmer and Dennis Simon combine a rich analytical narrative, data on nearly 40,000 candidates, and colorful stories from the campaign    More >

Women and Executive Office: Pathways and Performance

Melody Rose, editor

What unique challenges do women face as they seek and attain high-ranking positions in the executive branches of government? How can these challenges be overcome? Is there an established "pipeline" to office, or must women find their own ways to achieve power? Is there any relationship between gender and job performance? Addressing these questions, the authors of Women and Executive    More >

Women and Executive Office: Pathways and Performance
Women and Development in Africa: How Gender Works, 2nd Edition

Women and Development in Africa: How Gender Works, 2nd Edition

Michael Kevane

This new edition of Women and Development in Africa incorporates the results of more than a decade of new empirical and theoretical research. Michael Kevane provides a broad overview of the sources of underdevelopment in Africa and the role of gender in economic transactions, as well as a cogent analysis of the gendered realities of such issues as land rights, the control of labor, the marriage    More >

 

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