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Chapter 9 newman notes - Chapter9:Work&Family...

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Two Worlds? Work and Family equal, but they worked together: o Division of responsibly, women got the bulk of internal domestic chores o “Work” was now paid activity under taken in a “workplace” away from the home Many of the 1 st  factory workers were women themselves engaged in the day-to-day supervision of the family’s business Women’s work became devalued in the emerging industrial economy The Ideology of Separate Spheres : widespread belief that women’s place should be in the home  restricted domestic roles 19 th  century, this belief system was linked to the idea that to be truly feminine or womanly, women  Discounting Women’s work in Industrial Society o 1900, 1/5 th  of US women worked outside the home o o labor force at that time o spheres separate o During WWII the govt initiated a massive public relations program designed to lure women  who had gone off to fight in the war o o o After the war ended message changed dramatically Taking Stock of Separate Spheres Today o o 2004, more women were enrolled in college then men o Today close to 60% of all women over age 25 work outside the home o Employed men, on avg, work almost an hr more each day than employed women o Employed women work mostly part time
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o Women’s work decisions appear to be grounded in a slightly evolved separate spheres 
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2010 for the course SOC 356 taught by Professor Asd during the Spring '07 term at Bryant.

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