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Charles, Maria 1960-

Works: 5 works in 24 publications in 3 languages and 589 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Census data 
Roles: Author, Creator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Maria Charles
Occupational ghettos : the worldwide segregation of women and men by Maria Charles( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The last half-century has witnessed dramatic declines in gender inequality, evidenced by the rise of egalitarian views on gender roles and the narrowing of long-standing gender gaps in university attendance and labor force participation. These developments, while spectacular, have been coupled with similarly impressive forms of resistance to equalization, most notably the continuing tendency for women to crowd into female "occupational ghettos." Why has such extreme segregation persisted even as other types of gender inequality have lessened? Why is segregation especially extreme in precisely those countries that appear most committed to egalitarian reform and family-friendly policies?" "The authors address these questions by developing a new archive of cross-national data and applying new models and methods of analysis to this archive. The results indicate that two deep structures underlie occupational segregation: a horizontal dynamic that allocates men into the manual sector and women into the nonmanual sector, and a vertical dynamic that allocates men to the most desirable occupations within each sector. Although egalitarian principles and policies are gradually delegitimating vertical forms of segregation, horizontal forms of segregation continue to be supported by persistent ideologies of gender difference that are easily reconciled with liberal egalitarian ideology. Far from being an "ascriptive residue" that steadily withers away, occupational segregation is an organic feature of postindustrial labor markets."--Jacket
En el nombre del hijo by Maria Charles( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eidgenössische Volkszählung 1990. geschlechter-Segregation in der schweizerischen Berufswelt by Maria Charles( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entwicklung der beruflichen Segregation nach Geschlecht und nach Staatsangehörigkeit in der Schweiz, 1970-2000 by Maria Charles( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occupational sex segregation : a log-linear analysis of patterns in 25 industrial countries by Maria Charles( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.49 (from 0.46 for Occupation ... to 0.96 for Entwicklun ...)

Occupational ghettos : the worldwide segregation of women and men
Alternative Names
Charles, M.