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Author Alkadry, Mohamad G., 1970-

Title Women and public service : barriers, challenges, and opportunities / by Mohamad G. Alkadry and Leslie E. Tower.

Publication Info. Armonk, New York : M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2013.

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 Axe Books 24x7 Business E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 209 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary This book tackles the challenges that women face in the workplace generally and in the public sector particularly. Key content coverage: The representation of women in public organizations, including occupational, agency and position level segregation; Issues of pay equity legislation, equal worth measures, and the serious links between the issue of representation and equal pay; Special issues facing women in their workplace, including institutional climate, workplace violence, sexual harassment, social costs of career progression, and family-friendly policies. The book targets undergraduate and graduate students, employees, employers, and policy makers. -- Unedited summary from book.
Contents 1 From Representation to Diversity: The Road Ahead 3 -- From Diversity to Representation 4 -- Equity-Based Arguments for Diversity 4 -- The Consumerist Argument for Representative Bureaucracy 11 -- Identity Diversity and Functional Diversity 12 -- Diversity and the Challenge of Representing Groups 15 -- Passive and Active Representation 15 -- Work-Life Balance, Fit, or Satisfaction 17 -- Diversity Theories 20 -- Gender and Roles 21 -- Implicit Bias 22 -- Institutional Discrimination 24 -- Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities 25 -- Key Terms 27 -- 2 Legislation Affecting Women 28 -- Employment Discrimination Legislation 29 -- Sex-Based Employment Discrimination 30 -- Equal Pay Legislation 32 -- Disability and Genetics Legislation 38 -- Legislation on Workplace Benefits 39 -- Family Medical Leave 40 -- Breastfeeding and the Law 46 -- Publicly Supported Child Care and Education 46 -- Reconsidering Policy: An Opportunity? 50 -- Family Responsibility Discrimination, a New Frontier 51 -- Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities 53 -- Key Terms 55 -- 3 Policy, the Executive Branch, and the Courts 56 -- Policies by Political Leadership of the Executive Branch 57 -- Affirmative Action (Executive Order 11246) 57 -- Obama Administration's Leadership 59 -- The Supreme Court and Landmark Rulings 60 -- Affirmative Action: University of Michigan Admissions Policies 61 -- Equal Pay Act: Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire 62 -- Implications for Title VTI of the Civil Rights Act: Staub v. Proctor Hospital 62 -- Dukes v. Wal-Mart 63 -- Sex Equality and Federal Agencies 64 -- Department of Labor 64 -- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 64 -- National Science Foundation 65 -- Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities 66 -- Key Terms 67 -- 4 Social Costs of Career 68 -- Workplace "Choices" 68 -- Social Costs of Career: Trends in Marriage, Divorce, and Children 69 -- Career Costs: Salvaging a Career by Exiting and Reentering, Downshifting, or Entrepreneurship 77 -- Part-Time "Bad" Jobs 84 -- Work-Life Balance Policies 86 -- Family and Medical Leave Act as the Floor 86 -- Flexible Schedules 88 -- Supportive Lactation Policies and Programs 88 -- Child-Care and Elder-Care Benefits 91 -- Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities 94 -- Key Terms 95 -- 5 Segregation and Representation of Women in Public Organizations 96 -- Women in Representative Institutions 96 -- Overrepresentation and Underrepresentation in Public Administration 101 -- Agency Segregation 101 -- Position Segregation 108 -- Occupational Segregation 112 -- Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities 127 -- Key Terms 129 -- 6 Equal Pay 130 -- Nature of Work and Pay 133 -- Occupational, Agency, and Position-Level Segregations 136 -- Part-Time vs. Full-Time Work 141 -- Entry and Reentry: "The Mommy Track" 142 -- Human Capital Factors 144 -- Organization Type and Industry 145 -- Years of Experience 146 -- Collective Bargaining 146 -- Education and Pay 147 -- Authority Pays! 147 -- Age 147 -- Merit and Cost of Living 148 -- Gender 148 -- A New Glass Ceiling 149 -- Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities 151 -- Key Terms 152 -- 7 Women in Organizations: From Mentoring to Bullying 153 -- Mentoring 154 -- Informal vs. Formal Mentoring 154 -- Mentoring Functions 155 -- Negotiating 155 -- In the Workforce 156 -- In the Home 159 -- Workplace Violence 160 -- Bullying 160 -- Sexual Harassment 161 -- Physical Violence 164 -- Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities 166 -- Key Terms 167 -- 8 Conclusion: Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities 168 -- Barriers 170 -- Challenges 172 -- Opportunities 174 -- Last Words 176.
Subject Women in the civil service -- United States.
Discrimination in employment -- United States.
Women -- Employment -- United States.
Diversity in the workplace -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Affairs & Administration.
Discrimination in employment. (OCoLC)fst00895050
Diversity in the workplace. (OCoLC)fst00895719
Women -- Employment. (OCoLC)fst01176715
Women in the civil service. (OCoLC)fst01178028
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Tower, Leslie E., 1971-
Other Form: Print version: 0765631024 (DLC) 2013004786
ISBN 1322508550 (ebk)
9781322508559 (ebk)
9781317451914
1317451910
9780765631022 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780765631039 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0765631024
0765631032
Standard No. 40022709697
40022716907

 
    
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