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Women"s work, class, and the urban household

a study of Shimla, North India

by Ursula Sharma

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Published by Tavistock Publications in London, New York .
Written in English

  • India,
  • Simla
    • Subjects:
    • Housewives -- India -- Simla -- Social conditions.,
    • Home economics -- India -- Simla -- Social aspects.,
    • Wages -- Housewives.,
    • Women -- Economic conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementUrsula Sharma.
      LC ClassificationsHQ759 .S4616 1986
      The Physical Object
      Pagination213 p. ;
      Number of Pages213
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2718071M
      ISBN 100422793205, 0422793302
      LC Control Number86011296

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Women"s work, class, and the urban household by Ursula Sharma Download PDF EPUB FB2

Problems and context --Shimla: city of migrants --How the study was conducted --Urban households --Housework and housewifery --Household management: material resources --Women, education, and the household --Women and paid work --Networks, cooperation, and social life: sources of information --Networks, cooperation, and social life: patterns of.

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Women are particularly vulnerable and they often disproportionately bear the burden of changes associated with urbanization. In the rural setup, they would work mostly at homes but the predominantly nuclear setup of the cities and sheer economies is forcing women to venture out.

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WOMEN, WORK, AND THE ECONOMY: MACROECONOMIC GAINS FROM GENDER EQUITY 4 INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Women make up a little over half the world’s population, but their contribution to measured economic activity, growth, and well-being is far below its potential, with serious macroeconomic consequences.

In her famous Book of Household ManagementMrs Beeton opens with the famous statement that the mistress of the house should consider herself as ‘the commander of an army’, the Victorian equivalent of a C.E.O.

(ch. Mrs Beeton’s intention was to make middle-class women feel that the domestic sphere was just as important as the. Women's History in Britain, ed. June Purvis (London UCL Press ) A collection of essays covering a range of topics from women's work and. Despite having slightly higher education levels, women working full-time in the US still only earn 79% of what men do.

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Elise Boulding, Women in the Twentieth Century World (New York: Sage Books, ), p. The decline of women's communal work and increasing isolation in apartments is described by Donna Gabaccia, "Housing and Household Work: Sicily and New York, " (paper presented at a conference on Italian Immigrants in North America.

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In the report, the ONS defined unpaid work as work which households do themselves but could pay someone else to do for them.

Women aged 26 to 35 did the most unpaid work. Get this from a library. Men, women, and household work. [Jacqueline J Goodnow; Jennifer M Bowes] -- As recent media coverage has dramatized, the issue of household work has become a major topic of discussion and debate.

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Both of these books are part of the project leading towards a fully gendered view of the early modern economy and a fully gendered account of work and with domestic responsibilities, and so forth.

Women of a strictly working-class background, that is, whose men are engaged in manual labour, work in the main at the making of beedi, papad and agarbatti and as sweepers, domestic servants, construction and quarry workers.

The factory jobs in electronics, packaging, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and.