Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

Contributors

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pp. vii-viii

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Preface and Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

Countless books on gender inequality have been published in recent years. Why did we decide to publish yet another? We cannot claim that the particular topic we take on, the future of gender inequality, has gone largely unstudied. To the contrary, there is a growing industry of commentary on precisely this question, with some authors arguing that a backlash against egalitarian change is unfolding and others referring to the inevitability of continuing egalitarian change....

Part 1. Introduction

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pp. 1-2

1. The Declining Significance of gender?

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pp. 3-34

Part 2. Making Sense of Change and Stability in Gender Inequality

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pp. 35-36

2. The Gender Pay Gap: Going,Going . . . but Not Gone

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pp. 37-66

3. The Rising (and then Declining)Significance of Gender

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pp. 67-91

4. How the Life-Cycle Human-CapitalModel Explains Why the GenderWage Gap Narrowed

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pp. 92-124

5. How Much Progress in Closing the Long-Term Earnings Gap?

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pp. 125-155

6. The Glass Ceiling in the United States andSweden: Lessons from the Family-FriendlyCorner of the World, 1970 to 1990

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pp. 156-212

Part 3. Possible Futures of Gender Inequality

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pp. 213-214

7. Opposing Forces: How, Why, and When Will Gender Inequality Disappear?

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pp. 215-244

8. Toward Gender Equality: Progress and Bottlenecks

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pp. 245-264

9. Gender as an Organizing Force inSocial Relations: Implications for theFuture of Inequality

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pp. 265-288

Index

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pp. 289-302