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Women's work and family life : the case of electronics workers in Singapore

Author: Aline K Wong; Yiu-Chung Ko
Publisher: [East Lansing] : Michigan State University, ©1984.
Series: Working paper (Michigan State University. Office of Women in International Development), #64.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This paper discusses the findings of intensive interviews with a small sample of single and married women workers in the electronics industry in Singapore. The monotonous, repetitive nature of the tasks discourages women's commitment to their jobs. Further, the fluctuating nature of employment presents the workers with a high degree of economic insecurity. All the working women regularly contribute part of their  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wong, Aline K.
Women's work and family life.
[East Lansing] : Michigan State University, ©1984
(OCoLC)654902440
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aline K Wong; Yiu-Chung Ko
OCLC Number: 12369896
Notes: Caption title.
"September 1984."
Description: 37 pages ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Working paper (Michigan State University. Office of Women in International Development), #64.
Responsibility: by Aline K. Wong and Yiu-Chung Ko.

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This paper discusses the findings of intensive interviews with a small sample of single and married women workers in the electronics industry in Singapore. The monotonous, repetitive nature of the tasks discourages women's commitment to their jobs. Further, the fluctuating nature of employment presents the workers with a high degree of economic insecurity. All the working women regularly contribute part of their income to their families. Subjectively, they realize that the roles of women are rapidly changing and that a woman's place is not solely in the home. Nevertheless, changes in the economic roles of women have not brought about commensurate changes in familial roles, particularly for married women. In this paper, the social impact of the trans national corporation (TNC) is also examined.

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