The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Women and Work

  • Jane Humphries
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95189-5_1332

Abstract

Why is ‘women and work’ an issue? In the past, as in the present, most women, like most men, have worked for a living. But women’s work, its particular historic development, its current content and location, and its meaning to its subjects and objects, is different from the work of men. Work is a gendered experience.

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