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