The Glass Ceiling in the 21st Century: Understanding Barriers to Gender Equality

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The Glass Ceiling in the 21st Century: Understanding Barriers to Gender Equality

Format:  Hardcover,

334 pages

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

Publish Date: Nov 2008

ISBN-13: 9781433804090

ISBN-10: 1433804093

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Since the term "glass ceiling" was first coined in 1984, women have made great progress in terms of leadership equality with men in the workplace. However, women are still underrepresented in the upper echelons of organizations. This volume explains and offers remedies for this inequality.


Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
Publish Date: Nov 2008
ISBN-13: 9781433804090
ISBN-10: 1433804093
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 334
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.0 x 10.25 x 1.25

Chapter outline

Contributorsp. xi
Series Forewordp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introduction: Is the Glass Ceiling Still Relevant in the 21st Century?p. 3
Developments in Workplace Gender Equalityp. 19
Stereotypes About Women, Men, and Leaders: Have Times Changed?p. 21
Rose-Colored Glasses: How Tokenism and Comparisons With the Past Reduce the Visibility of Gender Inequalityp. 49
Warmth, Competence, and Ambivalent Sexism: Vertical Assault and Collateral Damagep. 73
Responses to Subtle Barriers Women Facep. 97
The Self-Fulfilling Effects of Contemporary Sexism: How It Affects Women's Well-Being and Behaviorp. 99
The Effects of Gender Stereotypes on Women's Career Choice: Opening the Glass Doorp. 125
Gendered Experience in the Workplacep. 151
The Stress of Working on the Edge: Implications of Glass Cliffs for Both Women and Organizationsp. 153
Sexual Harassment and the Glass Ceilingp. 171
Ceilings and Walls: Work-Life and "Family-Friendly" Policiesp. 201
Solutions: Advancing Women's Equality in the Workplacep. 225
Cross-Cultural Connections: Leveraging Social Networks for Women's Advancementp. 227
Increasing the Representation and Status of Women in Employment: The Effectiveness of Affirmative Actionp. 257
Managing Diversity in Work Groups: How Identity Processes Affect Diverse Work Groupsp. 281
Author Indexp. 305
Subject Indexp. 321
About the Editorsp. 333

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