Women, Employment and the Family in the International Division of Labour

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-10-01
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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This IPE Classic investigates the interrelations between women's participation in the urban wage economy and their productive and reproductive roles in the household and family. With a new Preface and Foreword, it argues that the household itself is an important determinant of the character and timing of women's labour force participation, and it assesses the extent to which family patterns can be expected to change as women increasingly work outside the home.

Author Biography

Professor Jane L. Parpart is Visiting Professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, in Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance. She writes on gender and development, masculinities, conflict and (in)security as well as the urban experience in Southern Africa.

Sharon Stichter is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Timothy M. ShawPreface; Jane L. Parpart

1. Introduction - Women, Employment and the Family: Current Debates; Sharon Stichter

2. Women and Industrialization in the Caribbean; Helen I.Safa

3. Women, the Family, and the State: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore: Newly Industrialized Countries in Asia; Janet W.Salaff

4. Female Employment and Export-Led Development in Ireland: Labour Market Impact of State-Reinforced Gender Inequality in the Household; Jean L.Pyle

5. Wage Earning Women and the Double Day: The Nigerian Case; Jane L.Parpart

6. Women, Work and Social Change in Algeria; Marnia Lazreg

7. Patterns of Patriarchy in the Peruvian Working-Class; Alison MacEwen Scott

8. Socioeconomic Determinants of the Outcomes of Women's Income-Generation in Developing Countries; Constantina Safilios-Rothschild

9. Public Employment and Private Relations: Women and Work in India; Ursula Sharma

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