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Gender, work and wages in industrial revolution Britain

Author: Joyce Burnette
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Cambridge studies in economic history.
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A major new study of the role of women in the labor market of Industrial Revolution Britain. It is well known that men and women usually worked in different occupations, and that women earned lower wages than men. These differences are usually attributed to custom but Joyce Burnette here demonstrates instead that gender differences in occupations and wages were instead largely driven by market forces. Her findings  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Burnette
ISBN: 9780521880633 0521880637
OCLC Number: 181140965
Awards: Joint winner for Economic History Society First Monograph Prize 2010.
Description: xii, 377 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Women's occupations --
Women's wages --
Explaining occupational sorting --
Testing for occupational barriers in agriculture --
Barriers to women's employment --
Occupational barriers in self-employment --
Women's labour force participation --
Conclusion --
Appendix to chapter three --
Appendix to chapter four.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in economic history.
Responsibility: Joyce Burnette.
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