Sex Roles (2010) 62:141–142 DOI 10.1007/s11199-009-9678-5 BOOK REVIEW Development and Challenges of Female Employment and Gender Attitudes in the Baltic Countries Female Employment, Gender Roles, and Attitudes: The Baltic Countries in a Broader Context. By Akvile Motiejunaite, Department of Sociology, Stockholm University, Sweden, 2008. 141 pp. (paperback). ISBN: 978-91-85445-84-4 Nijole Petkeviciute Published online: 1 September 2009 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009 Gender roles and gender attitudes are an important topic family policy in Russia and Sweden. Important differences can be seen in the socio-economical development in these now as the Baltic countries have gained independence and develop market economies. Research on female employ- countries which have resulted from the historical differ- ment is especially timely and interesting within this broader ences in political and economic organization of Russia and context. Sweden. Russian women entered the labor market in Akvile Motiejunaite begins her book by discussing the traditionally male workplaces, while Swedish women typologies of gendered work patterns and proposes a entered the public sphere. Although these historic differ- conceptualization involving three dimensions: female em- ences are not explained in detail, supporting citations ployment, care services outside the family, and caring work provide the reader with information about
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