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The servant problem : domestic employment in a global economy

Author: Rosie Cox
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
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There are now more servants in Britain than in Victorian times. This explosion in paid domestic employment is part of a global trend. Women from countries such as the Philippines take on domestic jobs in order to support families at home, whilst students from Eastern Europe, the EU and Brazil work as au pairs in order to study English and improve their employment prospects. Cox shows how policies introduced and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosie Cox
ISBN: 1850436193 1850436207 9781850436195 9781850436201
OCLC Number: 56640464
Description: xi, 163 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : why domestic workers? --
Filippa --
1. What is the servant problem? --
2. Caring in the new world order --
3. 'Carefree' Britain --
4. Minding the gaps : the crisis in childcare --
5. The new 'upstairs, downstairs' --
6. A life between slavery and luxury : living as a domestic worker --
7. Conclusion : solving the servant problem.
Responsibility: Rosie Cox.
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Examines the reality of paid domestic labour in Britain and explores the global trends that sustain this growth of domestic employment. The work shows how the economy depends on women working outside  Read more...

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