Poor Women's Lives: Gender, Work, and Poverty in Late-Victorian London

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Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1999 - Business & Economics - 218 pages
This book examines the challenges poor women confronted in communities, labor markets, and at home. Women's work included unpaid domestic labor and paid employment, but they were limited by a strict sexual division of labor that confined them to poorly paid and irregular jobs. Poor Women's Lives analyzes the experiences and extraordinary efforts of poor women in late-Victorian London. Illustrated.

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Andrew August is Associate Professor of History at Abington College, Penn State University in the USA

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