Women, Men, and Human Capital Development in the Public Sector : Return on Investments
This study analyzes factors, both legal and illegal, that lead to inequities in the pay and status of men and women. Due to American culture, the wage gap may never close, but investments in human capital development may facilitate women's career advancement and narrow the gap. The author develops specific strategies for narrowing the wage gap, and explores avenues of implementation.
- Hardback | 130 pages
- 154.94 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
- 01 Jan 2010
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Barriers and Facilitators to the Advancement of Women in Public Service: What Every Mentor's Protege Should Know Chapter 2. Women, Men, and Human Capital Development in the Internal Revenue Service: What's the Difference? Chapter 3. Female and Male Veterans and Nonveterans: What's the Latest on their Career Advancement in the Federal Civil Service? Chapter 4. Strategies for Human Capital Development: Employee and Organization Development Chapter 5. Mentors, Proteges, and Individual Development Planning Chapter 6. Developing Leaders to Meet Future Needs Chapter 7. Conclusions
As the need for succession planning looms over the public sector, this book offers a timely antidote for the challenges ahead. Packed with all of the relevant studies of the past few decades and bolstered by original research, Bonnie Mani provides both guideposts and specific recommendations for human capital development and the difference gender makes. H.R. offices and concerned managers should heed the lessons within if they want to change gender disadvantages of the past. This book is a gem for anyone interested in advancing women's leadership in the public sector. -- Georgia Duerst-Lahti, Beloit College
About Bonnie G. Mani
Bonnie G. Mani is an associate professor of political science at East Carolina University. She is the author of Women, Power, and Political Change.