Paid and Unpaid Work: the 1970s and 1980s

  • Rochelle Gatlin
Part of the The Contemporary United States book series


Since the late 1960s the Women’s Movement has been encouraging women to enter non-traditional professional, managerial and skilled blue-collar occupations. Feminists have made the public more aware of gender-based differences in wages, the need for child care services, equality in training and promotion, and an end to sexual harassment at the workplace. They insist that housework and child care be shared equally between women and men and call for increased social services to enable both sexes to engage in paid employment and family life.


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