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‘The best job in the world’: Breadwinning and the capture of household labour in 19th and early 20th Century British coal mining

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This article explores the effects of gender inequality and women's disempowerment in the context of historical coalmining. Across the United States and Europe, ex-coalmining regions are characterized by significant deprivation. While there are many reasons for persistent problems, this study focuses on the restrictions imposed on women's involvement in economic life. Families in mining communities exemplified the male breadwinner structure, in which men's earnings supported wives and children...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/13545701.2022.2128198

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
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Volume:
29
Issue:
1
Pages:
97-140
Publication date:
2022-12-07
Acceptance date:
2021-10-02
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EISSN:
1466-4372
ISSN:
1354-5701
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1209929
Local pid:
pubs:1209929
Deposit date:
2021-11-15

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