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Gender, Race, and the Restructuring of Work: Organizational and Institutional Perspectives

Leslie McCall

in The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780199299249
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199299249.003.0005

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management C

 Gender, Race, and the Restructuring of Work: Organizational and Institutional Perspectives

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This article builds on organizational and institutional approaches to inequality that highlight the substantial degree of variation in inequality across jobs, occupations, industries, firms, regions, and countries that cannot be attributed to human capital differences alone. It begins with a theoretical review of organizational and institutional theories of gender and racial inequality, follows with a brief description of the new context of economic restructuring, and then focuses on the gendered and racialized aspects of economic restructuring and organization-level restructuring. It also examines the institutional differences across advanced industrial countries that have mediated the terms of women's economic incorporation during this period. While much of the existing empirical and theoretical literature, this article discusses draws on the United States. Given existing strengths and weaknesses of the literature, the primary focus of this article is on gender, and it examines race as it intersects with gender.

Keywords: jobs; occupations; industries; firms; regions; racial inequality; economic restructuring; women's economic incorporation

Article.  8718 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Organizational Theory and Behaviour ; Business Ethics

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