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    Working women: the domestic labour market in Ireland, 1890-1914

    Bourke, Joanna (1991) Working women: the domestic labour market in Ireland, 1890-1914. Journal of Interdisciplinary History 21 (3), pp. 479-499. ISSN 0022-1953.

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    Abstract

    Historians and economists generally (and prudently) choose narrowly to define "labor" as paid employment, ignoring the largest sector of work: unpaid work within the home. It is no longer sufficient to regard women who work in the home as "surplus" or "unproductive" workers. Rather, the movement of women out of the paid employment market and into the unpaid domestic market is linked to the increased value of labor within the home. Although certain shifts in the economy pushed Irish women out of employment, there were equally powerful economic forces drawing women into unpaid domestic production.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 14:36
    Last Modified: 10 Feb 2021 20:32
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/17657

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