Uniformity and diversity : a case study of female shop and office workers in Victoria, 1880 to 1939
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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