Working for Women? : Gendered Work and Welfare Policies in Twentieth Century Britain
This text examines ways in which women's patterns of paid and unpaid work have been mediated by the policies of governments throughout the 20th century. It looks at the state in defining what is women's work and men's work, and at equal pay and opportunities policies.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 30 Apr 1997
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Women's right to work and the state, 1905-1914; women as substitutes for men in the recruitment policy, 1914-1918; women and unemployment policy between the wars; women, recruitment and demobilization policy during the Second World War; women's dual role and the postwar boom, 1945-1970; equal employment opportunities, or women as a flexible reserve labour force?; 20th-century work and welfare policies - have they worked for women?; can state policies work for women? a theoretical discussion; what could work for women? policies and strategies.