Women in 1900: Gateway to the Political Economy of the 20th Century
This interdisciplinary volume provides a historical and international framework for understanding the changing role of women in the political economy of Latin America and the Caribbean. The contributors challenge the traditional policies, goals, and effects of development, and examine such topics as colonialism and women's subordination; the links to economic, social, and political trends in North America; the gendered division of paid and unpaid work; differing economic structures, cultural and class patterns; women's organized resistance; and the relationship of gender to class, race, and ethnicity/nationality.
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Determining Womens Employment
The Links Between Occupational Sex and Race Segregation
Women and Domestic Work
Strategies for an Era Without Government Support
Geography as a Context for Work
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African-American agricultural Appendix Table Asian average black women census Central region contrast deﬁned deﬁnition detailed occupations domestic Eastern European economic employed women employers English Canadian ethnic enclave extended family factors farm female household heads ﬁrms ﬁrst French Canadian gainful employment gender geographic German head’s hidden heads hidden household heads hiring household composition income increased industrial inﬂuence informal economy labor force Latin American live-in servants Logistic Regression male married match measures men’s non-wives North Atlantic North Central occupational segregation ofﬁcial household heads patterns percent percentage population density race and ethnicity race segregation racial racial segregation racial-ethnic groups reﬂected relatively residence Reskin Russian Scandinavian second-generation immigrant women sex segregation signiﬁcant signiﬁcantly single mothers single women Sobek social class South speciﬁc subfamilies taking in boarders third-generation twentieth century uncounted unpaid urban variables white women white-collar wives women’s employment rates women’s labor workers