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Women Seafarers: Global Employment Policies and Practices [Paperback]

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Item description for Women Seafarers: Global Employment Policies and Practices by P. Belcher, H. Sampson, M. Thomas, J. Veiga & M. Zhao...

This landmark book is the first to focus on contemporary women seafarers at a global level. It addresses a host of issues surrounding the working conditions and welfare of women, from both developed and developing countries, employed aboard the worlds merchant and passenger ships. Drawing on extensive research commissioned by the ILO, the book considers womens participation levels in the industry, and examines policies concerning their recruitment, training, maternity and employment rights, and other aspects of work and life at sea. It also offers first-hand accounts from women seafarers describing how they have dealt with discrimination, sexual harassment, and an array of other difficulties.

Womens employment in the industry has multiple dimensions, and this book provides the historical background and presents recent findings on female participation rates. The study examines the practices and policies of national and international regulatory agencies, employers, trade unions, and maritime education institutions. A series of recommendations that may further help the integration of women into shipboard communities is included.

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Format: Illustrated
Studio: International Labor Office
Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 30, 2005
Publisher   International Labor Office
ISBN  9221134911  
ISBN13  9789221134916  

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