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Factory Girls in an Agrarian Setting circa 1910

Jun Sasaki

in The Role of Tradition in Japan's Industrialization: Another Path to Industrialization

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198292746
eISBN:
9780191603891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292740.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter looks into the working conditions in a rural weaving factory during the early 20th century. Based on the attendance books of workers, it is shown that the days and hours actually worked ... More


The Household and the Labour Market

Sara Horrell

in Work and Pay in 20th Century Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199212668
eISBN:
9780191712807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212668.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Changes in household structure, fertility rates, and domestic technology all have consequences for labour market behaviour. This chapter explores these links. It starts by describing household ... More


From Marriage to the Market: The Transformation of Women's Lives and Work

Susan Thistle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245907
eISBN:
9780520939196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245907.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

A social transformation of profound proportions has been unfolding over the second half of the twentieth century as women have turned from household work to wages as the key source of their ... More


Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China

C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh-Rong Yu

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578092
eISBN:
9780191722424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578092.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book provides two kinds of connections and one possible elaboration concerning Chinese families. On the one hand, it explores the connection between the special features of Chinese families and ... More


The family challenge

Patrick McGovern, Stephen Hill, Colin Mills, and Michael White

in Market, Class, and Employment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213375
eISBN:
9780191695865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213375.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

An argument is developed through four sections that interlace theory with evidence. Topics discussed include how employees, especially those with marital partners, contest overwork in the views they ... More


Housework and Household Decisions

C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh‐Rong Yu

in Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578092
eISBN:
9780191722424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578092.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Both sociologists and economists predict that the couple's relative resource holding determines their respective position in the family. This hypothesis is investigated in China and Taiwan from two ... More


Feminist Methods: The Parents’ Support Group

Ellen Seiter

in Television and New Media Audiences

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198711421
eISBN:
9780191694905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198711421.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explains the reasons behind choosing a parents support group: to provide necessary advice to first-time parents while preventing instances of child abuse as a focus group. Three group ... More


Household Appliances and the Use of Time 1

Avner Offer

in The Challenge of Affluence

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216628
eISBN:
9780191696015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216628.003.0008
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines household appliances and the use of time. During the post-war years, household appliances were the magic boxes of affluence. Appliances like radio and television, which provided ... More


Husbandry to Housewifery: Women, Economic Change, and Housework in Ireland 1890-1914

Joanna Bourke

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203858
eISBN:
9780191676024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203858.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This book examines the lives of women in Ireland between 1890 and 1914, tracing the shift of their labour out of the fields and into the home. It shows how their position within the employment market ... More


Home Industries

JOANNA BOURKE

in Husbandry to Housewifery: Women, Economic Change, and Housework in Ireland 1890-1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203858
eISBN:
9780191676024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203858.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The central elements of this chapter are contained in P. T. McGinley's fairy tale, ‘The Three Sisters’. The story began with Donegal women earning a living through skilled embroidery. One day, a ... More


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