Sex Roles (2009) 61:290–292 DOI 10.1007/s11199-009-9630-8 BOOK REVIEW Gender Divisions and Working Time in the New Economy: Changing Patterns of Work, Care and Public Policy in Europe and North America. Globalization and Welfare Series. Edited by Diane Perrons, Colette Fagan, Linda McDowell, Kath Ray, Kevin Ward, Northampton, Massachusetts, Edward Elgar, 2007. 319 pp $50.00 (paperback). ISBN: 978 1 84720 497 4 Josephine E. Olson Published online: 11 June 2009 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009 This edited book examines the impact of the “new social divisions. They argue that gender inequalities may economy” (“high-technology knowledge-based economy” widen as many women move into low-paying carework, [p.2]) on “the micro organization of daily life, with and that the new economy is challenging “the European particular reference to working patterns and gender divi- Social Model, which sought to combine market efficiency sions in Northern and Western Europe and the United with social solidarity” (p. 5). The chapters examine a States” [p.2] and, to some extent, on policy responses “range of issues such as the degree of work inequality, the resulting from these changes and their effect on gender patterning of working hours, degrees of work intensity and equity. The editors of
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