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Getting by : women homeworkers and rural economic development

Author: Christina E Gringeri
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1994.
Series: Rural America (Lawrence, Kan.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book Christina Gringeri investigates the effects of homeworking on workers - mainly women - and their families and explores the role of the state in subsidizing the development of homeworking jobs that depend on gender as an organizing principle. She focuses on two Midwestern communities - Riverton, Wisconsin, and Prairie Hills, Iowa - where more than 80 families have supplemented their incomes since 1986 as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christina E Gringeri
ISBN: 0700606408 9780700606405
OCLC Number: 30156880
Description: viii, 200 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Industrial Homework as Rural Development --
Restructured Production: Homework as Rural Development --
Homeworkers in the Heartland --
Integrating Home and Informal-Sector Work --
Understanding Industrial Homework as Subsidized Development --
Homework in a Comparative Context.
Series Title: Rural America (Lawrence, Kan.)
Responsibility: Christina E. Gringeri.

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The 1970s and 1980s saw a resurgeance of industrial homework in rural areas. This text examines the effects of homeworking on workers (mainly women) and their families, and explores the role of the  Read more...

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