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Women's labour force participation and the transition of the male- breadwinner family, 1790-1865.

Abstract:

A dataset of 1161 household budgets is used to explore married women's labour force participation during the period of industrialization in the UK. The data cast doubt on census enumerations of women's work; occupational designations understate the number of women participating, compared with calculations based on earnings. Participation rates tended to decline, although the path of decline varied among occupations. Controlling for economic variables and household characteristics in a probit ...

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Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing
Journal:
Economic History Review , New Series
Volume:
48
Issue:
1
Pages:
89 - 117
Publication date:
1995-01-01
Language:
English
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uuid:3ee81e0a-20b2-4168-80cc-d37bd45e4810
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15336
Deposit date:
2012-02-01

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