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Women's Work, 1840-1940

Women's Work, 1840-1940

by Elizabeth RobertsElizabeth Roberts
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This volume addresses the contentious issues surrounding women's work during a century of social upheaval. Elizabeth Roberts focuses on working-class women and their work--full time and part-time, paid and unpaid, outside and inside the home--examining men's attitudes to women's work, women's connections with trade unions, a "family wage," and unequal pay and status. Women's Work is a unique overview of an expanding field of social and economic history, and Dr. Roberts' survey of the available literature provides a useful guide to further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521557887
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/28/1995
Series: New Studies in Economic and Social History , #6
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface; 1. Some general questions about women's work; 2. Women's full-time paid employment; 3. Some social and economic aspects of the work of married women; 4. Protection and restriction: government, employers and unions; 5. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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