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Women workers in the Soviet interwar economy : from 'protection' to 'equality'

Author: Melanie Ilič; University of Birmingham. Centre for Russian and East European Studies.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press in association with Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham, 1999.
Series: Studies in Russian and East European history and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines changes in official policy towards the introduction of protective labour legislation for women workers in the Soviet Union in the period 1917-41. The major areas of legislative enactment are identified and analysed. In the 1920s emphasis was placed on the need for the 'protection' of female labour by the agencies responsible for regulating women's role in industrial production, the Commissariat of
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Ilič; University of Birmingham. Centre for Russian and East European Studies.
ISBN: 0312217803 9780312217808 0333674197 9780333674192 0333712390 9780333712399
OCLC Number: 39116608
Description: ix, 241 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Protection of Women Workers in Tsarist Russia --
3. Women Workers and Soviet Industrialisation --
4. The Administration of the Protective Labour Laws --
5. Maternity --
6. Hours of Work --
7. Provision for 'Menstrual Leave' --
8. Weights of Loads --
9. Restricted Occupations --
10. Underground Work --
11. Conclusion --
App. 1. Summary of Decrees --
App. 2. Number and Percentage of Women Workers in Selected Industries, 1890-1926/27 --
App. 3. Percentage of Women Employed in Selected Industries, 1890-1926/27 --
App. 4. Employment of Women by National Economic Sector, 1929-35.
Series Title: Studies in Russian and East European history and society.
Responsibility: Melanie Ilic̆.
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This study examines changes in Soviet policy towards the labour protection of women workers from 1917 to 1941. In the 1920s emphasis was placed on the "protection" of female labour, but by the early  Read more...

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