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The Handbook of Gender and Work provides a comprehensive overview and synthesis of the literature and knowledge about gender and work. It equips the reader with a solid understanding of where we stand on gender and work issues and what the next directions for research and assessment will be. Under the skilled leadership of editor Gary N. Powell, an outstanding group of multidisciplinary and international researchers and scholars deliver their summary and analysis of current research and their views on how gender and work intersect along a variety of societal, economic, interpersonal, and organizational paradigms.

Stress and the Working Woman
Stress and the working woman
Marilyn J.Davidson and SandraFielden

The costs of occupational stress for organizations are substantial. According to Discoll and Cooper (1996), 360 million working days are lost annually in the United Kingdom through sickness at a cost to organizations of £ 8 billion. Moreover, the United Kingdom Health and Safety Executive estimates that approximately half of these lost days are stress related (Discoll & Cooper, 1996). Similarly, Elkin and Rosch (1990) estimate that of the 550 million working days lost per year due in America to absenteeism, around 54% are stress related in some way. Due to the rapid demographic, social, and economic changes over the past few decades, there has been a large increase in the number of ...

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