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The Gender of Work

  • Anna Bellavitis
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Abstract

Crafts, domestic service and retail trade were the most frequent female occupations in urban contexts, but women worked also as employees of municipal and religious institutions and, more generally, were present in many sectors that today, in Europe at least, may seem strictly male such as mining and construction. The gender of specific occupations could change as a consequence of technological innovations, but also as a result of the competition between men and women on the labour market.

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  • Anna Bellavitis
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  1. 1.University of RouenRouenFrance

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