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Title Squaring up : policy strategies to raise women's incomes in the United States / edited by Mary C. King.

Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  331.421530973 SQUA GD16    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 284 pages ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Contents 1. Why We Need Policies to Raise Women's Incomes / Mary C. King 1 -- Part 1 Reducing the Negative Impact of Child Rearing on Women's Incomes -- 2. Moving beyond "Get a Job": What Real Welfare Reform Would Look Like / Randy Albelda, Chris Tilly 15 -- 3. What Would We Gain by Subsidizing Child Care? / Barbara R. Bergmann 46 -- 4. Public Support for Parents / Nancy Folbre 63 -- 5. Are Older Women Economically Secure? Reforming Social Security / Lois B. Shaw, Catherine Hill 86 -- Part 2 Raising the Pay for "Women's Jobs" -- 6. Raising the Minimum Wage and Living Wage Campaigns / Deborah M. Figart 111 -- 7. Pay Equity: Did It Work? / Margaret Hallock 136 -- 8. Just Ask: Women's Strengths in Collective Bargaining / Peter Donohue 162 -- Part 3 Moving Women into Higher-Paying Work -- 9. Promoting Women's Economic Progress through Affirmative Action / M. V. Lee Badgett, Jeannette Lim 179 -- 10. Great Work If You Can Get It: Women in the Skilled Trades / Barbara Byrd 200 -- 11. Is Teaching More Girls More Math the Key to Higher Wages? / Catherine J. Weinberger 226 -- 12. A Policy Agenda to Raise Women's Incomes in the United States / Mary C. King 259.
Summary Squaring Up discusses the potential of ten different policy strategies to raise women's incomes. They constitute a pluralist agenda for women, one that can be supported by people across the American political spectrum as it calls for support for stay-at-home mothers, poor women, women in stereotypical "women's jobs," women in non-traditional employment, high-powered women executives, and older women.
Other author King, Mary C., 1956-
Subject Wages -- Women -- United States.
Pay equity -- United States.
Sex discrimination in employment -- United States.
Variant Title Policy strategies to raise women's incomes in the United States.
ISBN 0472097474
0472067478 (paperback)