Husbandry to housewifery : rural women and development in Ireland, 1890-1914
Two perspectives guide the present study of female labour in rural Ireland between 1890 and 1914. From one view, this thesis deals with questions customarily asked by labour historians about employment, factors leading to shifts in female work, and the effects of those shifts on women. I argue that we cannot understand changes in female labour without integrating housework into our models of labour supply and demand. Women do not simply choose between work and leisure: their time is...[Show more]
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