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Women and the law / Sandra Fredman
Bib ID 1750740
Format BookBook
Author
Fredman, Sandra
 
Description Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997 
xxxv, 429 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0198763220 (hardback)
0198763239 (paperback)
Series

Oxford monographs on labour law.

Summary

Over twenty years have passed since discrimination on the grounds of sex was made unlawful, yet women are still far from equal to men. In this compelling, new book, Sandra Fredman asks the question: why has the law had so little impact? She argues that it is due to inherent limitations within the legal framework. Based on a critique of theorists from Aristotle to Hayek, and a detailed analysis of social history, the book locates women's role within the family as a key contributory factor to their continued disadvantage within the paid workforce. Her conclusion is that society must value rather than penalize caring responsibilities, and that paid work must be restructured so that both men and women can be active participants in family life as well as in the paid workforce. The multidisciplinary approach taken by the author will ensure the book will have a wide appeal, particularly to those engaged in women's studies, labour lawyers, trade unionists, historians, and politicians.

Full contents
  • 1. Myths and Messages: Theoretical Perspectives
  • 2. Past and Present: Legal Developments
  • 3. Past and Present: Women's Work
  • 4. Women Today
  • 5. Pregnancy and Parenthood
  • 6. The State of Pay
  • 7. Structural Disadvantage
  • 8. Enduring Disadvantage
  • 9. The Role of Law
  • 10. Through the Mirage.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [417]-422) and index.

Subjects Sex discrimination against women.  |  Sex discrimination against women -- Law and legislation.  |  Sex discrimination in employment.  |  Housewives.

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