Paid shop and office work in Victoria feminized between 1880 and 1939. The
majority of workers were men in 1880 while the majority were women by
1939. But female labour did not simply replace male labour. There were
changes within the sexual divisions as much as between them. While gender
did divide the labour market, it was not the only division. As various groups of
women were progressively employed in the shop and office sector, the jobs
they performed were recast. At the same time,...[Show more]
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