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Author Hagan, John, 1946-

Title Gender in practice : a study of lawyers' lives / John Hagan, Fiona Kay
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1995


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Description ix, 235 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary A major contribution to discussions of sexual equality in the legal workplace, Gender in Practice offers detailed insights into the current and future status of women in the law. Lawyers, law professors, and anyone concerned with gender inequality and equal rights will find this to be an interesting and informative work
Gender in Practice demonstrates and explains how the structure of legal practice has changed in recent decades, often to the disadvantage of women. The issues addressed here, such as conflicts between careers and family, departures from practice, and barriers to women's promotions and earnings are of great importance to members of the profession. Looking at the careers of both men and women and using information culled from two surveys that include nearly two thousand lawyers, this revealing book traces occupational and personal experiences and analyzes these patterns in terms of work and gender. The findings are linked to practical proposals for change, some of which have already found a place in the profession
Analysis Canada
United States
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-227) and index
Subject Sex discrimination against women.
Sex discrimination.
Women lawyers -- Canada.
Women lawyers -- United States.
Author Kay, Fiona.
LC no. 94027128
ISBN 0195092821 (alk. paper)