In the past few decades, the European workforce has seen a substantial rise in the
number of employed women. There is an increasing trend in women entering most
occupations while still carrying the responsibilities of domestic labor. Professional
and domestic demands can be overwhelming and diff cult to balance, thus placing
women in a very sensitive yet powerful position.
The only system designed for everything that today's modern women handle
Most time-management systems don't succeed for working women. Why? Quite simply, they don't understand our specific needs and the wide variety of tasks we find ourselves facing each day.
The purposes of this handbook are to provide a forum for presentation of the
current state of knowledge about women in business and management and
to specify the directions for future research that will be most constructive
for advancing the representation, treatment, quality of life and success of
women who work in these fi elds. In this sense, we hope that the Handbook
on Women in Business and Management will serve as a reference for recent
advances in research and theory, informing both scholars and those with a
general interest in the subject....
The number of women entering small business ownership has increased significantly
across the world. These women make a crucial contribution to the economic growth and
development of local, national and global economies. Yet, despite their increasing
numbers, they have received little attention from the academic community and research
into the experiences of women small business owners is confined to a handful of countries.
The work on women entrepreneurs is far more extensive and generally eclipses the
area of small business ownership.
Working women have a definite impact on the economy. First of all, they are the primary decision-makers in their households. Seventy- five percent of the time they choose what type of goods and services go into their homes, from clothing to cable TV to insurance policies.
Viewed from above, the city of Mataram appears as a patchwork of green fields, and red and brown
rooftops, strategically clustered around gleaming white mosques. Plots of water spinach and wet rice are
dotted throughout the city and still feed many of its people, despite the steady encroachment of housing and
commercial developments. Horse-drawn carts carry people along dusty laneways, to and from school, work
and the neighbourhood markets, and up to the main thoroughfares where mini buses run the length of the
city. Mataram is hot and humid, or hot and wet.
My interest in work-related ill-health had more contemporary origins. I have had
an academic and personal interest in women’s health in general for many years
and in the early 1980s I became a member of a small women’s group who were
concerned about the hazards women faced in their work.
The poems of Homer differ from all other known poetry in this, that they constitute in themselves an
encyclopædia of life and knowledge at a time when knowledge, indeed, such as lies beyond the bounds of
actual experience, was extremely limited, but when life was singularly fresh, vivid, and expansive.
Nightingale is one of the most famous women of all time. She
was greatly revered in her own lifetime and indeed for some
decades after her death she was a symbol of virtue and feminine
heroism. In recent decades all this has changed, and she has
been attacked from within the nursing profession, by medical doctors,
historians and other academics. Her contribution to the cause of
women has been challenged as well as her own character, relations
with women and even identification as a woman.
A week after our daughter Lauren was born, my wife Bonnie and I were completely exhausted. Each night Lauren kept waking us. Bonnie had been torn in the delivery and was taking painkillers. she could barely walk. After five days of staying home to help, I went back to work. She seemed to be getting better.
The best way to use it is to read it and find all of the parts that you like and all of the ideas, skills and techniques that you would like to work on and improve. Then take those sections and either write them down or print them so you can review them and practice.
It was called the "Breakfast for Champions," the annual
fundraiser to benefit the Commonwealth Institute, a non-profit
organization that helps women develop entrepreneurial skills and
expertise. On this particular June morning in 2001, more than
1,000 women gathered in the grand ballroom of Boston's Fairmont
Copley Hotel to network and to honor women entrepreneurs.
Virtually the entire "who's who" of the women's business
community was there, as well as investors, lawyers, and others
who work with and support women-led businesses.
Yankelovich Partners conducted an omnibus study on behalf of the
Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association and Women Work!. A
regionally representative sample of 1,000 Americans age 18 or older were
interviewed by telephone using an unrestricted Random Digit Dialing
(RDD) technique that significantly reduces serial bias and ensures that
respondents with both listed and unlisted numbers are reached. Only one
interview was conducted per household.
As Christine Ammer notes, the underlying
assumption of The Encyclopedia of Women’s
Health, her classic and concise reference for women’s
health, is that “every woman wants to take
responsibility for her own health.” By helping us
understand how our bodies work, the marvel of our
bodies’ normal functions and the profound consequences
of its malfunctions, and the care and treatments
available to us, she helps us to take charge
of our own health.
As with other age groups, more older women than older
men experience depression, but rates decrease among
women after menopause.
Evidence suggests that
depression in post-menopausal women generally occurs
in women with prior histories of depression. In any case,
depression is NOT a normal part of aging.
The death of a spouse or loved one, moving from work
into retirement, or dealing with a chronic illness can leave
women and men alike feeling sad or distressed.
This working paper focuses on the relevance of social, socioeconomic and behavioural
factors on health status and mortality in a longitudinal setting and in a life-course perspective.
First, we identify those factors which determine the health status of people aged 60+ in
Germany. Based on this, our second aim is to find factors which determine transitions from
good general health status, or from the absence of specific diseases, to a bad general health
status or the presence of specific diseases.
Trachoma has an impact on the
entire family, but the mother’s
blinding trachoma appears to have
the greatest impact on the
daughter. The girl-child may have
to take on household
responsibilities to the detriment of
her education when the mother is
blind. A daughter’s dowry may
be undervalued if it is perceived
that her disabled family members
will need care in the coming
The balance of the household may
be upset in numerous ways,
potentially leading to eventual
impoverishment. Changes in work
routine reverberate within the
family by causing further