Sex Roles (2013) 69:339–341 DOI 10.1007/s11199-013-0291-2 BOOK REVIEW Gendered Inequalities in Work and Family in a Changing World Gendered Lives: Gender Inequalities in Production and Reproduction. Edited by Jacqueline Scott, Shirley Dex, and Anke C. Plagnol, Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar, 2012. 231 pp. $110 (hardcover) ISBN:978-1-84980-626-8 Sylvia Fuller Published online: 6 May 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013 The interrelationship between the social organization of pro- in women’s occupational career trajectories for later cohorts, duction and reproduction is clearly critical to the construction and the reduced gender gap in this respect for women who of “gendered lives” (Cooke 2011; Lewis 2009; Pettit and work full-time. Others reveal a more nuanced picture. Budoki Hook 2009; Vosko et al. 2009). In this edited volume, Scott, et al. find, for example, that women at the bottom of the Dex, and Plagnol have asked a diverse interdisciplinary group occupational hierarchy were more negatively affected than to consider how these nexus of inequality intersect. While men when economic conditions were poor, and that the effect focused most closely on the British context, the volume also of starting out in a low occupational position was more neg- includes several chapters that are
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