Gender and Work in Transition

Globalization in Western, Middle and Eastern Europe

  • Editors
  • Regina Becker-Schmidt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-6
  2. Introduction

    1. Regina Becker-Schmidt
      Pages 7-22
  3. Notions and Concepts in the Context „Gender and Work in Transition“

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Regina Becker-Schmidt
      Pages 25-48
    3. Friederike Maier
      Pages 83-91
    4. Christiane Lemke, Katrin Töns
      Pages 93-112
    5. Ulrike Teubner
      Pages 113-130
  4. Case Studies

  5. Outlook

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Gisela Notz
      Pages 273-290
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 291-291

About this book


World wide economic, political and cultural changes transform labor markets, frames of divisions of work, labor organization and famly structures. This can be demonstrated in a specific way in Western, Middle and Eastern Europe, where globalization and forced technology development from the one side cross with transformations processes in forms of government from the other side. Our investigation within this context emphasizes the question, how the living conditions of working women in comarison with those of men are touched by these social overturns.
The findings presented in this volume throw light on the ambiguities which political transformation and economic globalization effect on women´s work. Women profit by the emergence of working places that are brought force by new market-activities. But at the same time many of them lose qualifies occupations by shifting from full-time to part-time jobs, from high paid sectors to low remunerated industries. In all countries we find gender-based income differences. The proportion of women in political organizations is everywhere lower than that of men. The growing time pressure in the employment system reinforces women´s strain to combine household duties, child raising and paid work. Going beyond Europe we have to recognize the widening gap between industrialized regions and developing countries.


Design Kultur Nation Segregation Transnational democracy gender globalization labor market migration occupations organization transformation

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2002
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8100-3252-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-322-94952-3
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