Women and Work, Hardback Book


In this book, first published in 1975, the author examines the role of women in the workforce.

Despite representing a rapidly increasing section of the workforce, why are women still overwhelmingly confined to unskilled jobs?

Why do they hold such a tiny proportion of managerial and professional posts?

In answering these vital questions Ross Davies shows how women's economic roles in pre-industrial society were modified and distorted by industrialisation; how this legacy of exploitation has affected contemporary attitudes among both men and women; and how the present situation should be seen and assessed in its proper perspective.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Gender studies: women
  • ISBN: 9781138243156

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