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Women Working in the Global Economy:  A Feminist Perspective Professor Yana Rodgers Women’s and Gender Studies Department Class 17: Evaluating Policies the Support and Value Female  Workers Policy Assessments
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Organization 1. Working Hour  Restrictions Maximum hour laws Night Work  Prohibitions 2. Maternity Leave 3. Equal Treatment in the  Workplace
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Maximum Hour Laws Brief History in U.S. Predicted impact on female workers Elizabeth Landes vs. Claudia Goldin: early 1900s in US Landes:  Restrictive effect predominates:  female employment fell as  flexibility of female labor fell. Goldin:  Longer-term effect predominates: female employment   as  women desired shorter work days Current Prevalence Other statistical evidence:   Taiwan:  female hours and employment fell only after Labor  Standards Law was enforced Other countries:  scant evidence
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course WOMENS SST 160 taught by Professor Rodgers during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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