Week -5 Work

Week -5 Work - Women, Economics, and the Paid Labour Force...

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Women, Economics, and the Paid Labour Force
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I A Short History of Work 1. Meanings of “work” Home and work “Productive” act done to support the family Family economy: women, men, children work together - paid and unpaid labour Increased dependence on wages
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2. Ideals vs. realities • “normative” family life • Values of female domesticity (wives, mothers) • Values of male breadwinning (paid labour) • Breadwinner ideal vs. reality
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3. Labour Force Participation Rates • labour force participation rates for women: gradual increase • 15% (1880s) • 46.7 % (2001) • Married women especially
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II Caring/Domestic Labour 1. What is caring labour? • Looking after/responding to needs of others • Natural?
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2. Gendered Division of labour • Gendered time gap: persists: but narrowing • Men in 1986: 14.7 hrs/wk • Men in 2005: 17.5/wk • Women in 1986: 33.6 hrs/wk • Women in 2005: 30.1
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3. Domestic Labour and Economics • Not an independent choice • “personal is political” • Choices: shaped by larger structures
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course WS 101 taught by Professor Kate during the Spring '09 term at Simon Fraser.

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Week -5 Work - Women, Economics, and the Paid Labour Force...

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