Women's Work, 1840-1940

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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.

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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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