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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/9780198203858.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The well-being of both sexes is heavily dependent on the availability of employment, the type of employment, the conditions of employment, and the appropriate remuneration for employment. Life ... More


Unequal Opportunities: Class, Caste and Social Mobility1

DIVYA VAID and ANTHONY HEATH

in Diversity and Change in Modern India: Economic, Social and Political Approaches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264515
eISBN:
9780191734403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses intergenerational class mobility, which is the extent to which sons — and even daughters — follow in their father's footsteps. It asks how ‘open’ India is, and whether it is ... More


Conclusion: Housework and the Well-Being of Women in Ireland, 1890–1914

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/9780198203858.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This book has dealt with the questions that are customarily asked by labour historians about employment, the factors leading to changes in female work, and the effects of those changes on women. In ... More


How and Why Mothers Have Been Shortchanged

Susan Thistle

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245907
eISBN:
9780520939196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245907.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter evaluates the crisis created by the transformation of women's work, providing a deeper understanding of why women are having such difficulty combining work and family. It looks closely ... More


Conclusions: Solving the Unpaid Care/Paid Work Conflict

Nicole Busby

in A Right to Care?: Unpaid Work in European Employment Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199579020
eISBN:
9780191725296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579020.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

The book concludes that there is scope for developing a legislative right to care in European employment law. This is because, although the right is already authorised by a range of constitutional, ... More


Negotiating work and family life

Harriet Churchill

in Parental rights and responsibilities: Analysing social policy and lived experiences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420916
eISBN:
9781447302896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420916.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter reviews research about parental perspectives and experiences of paid work. It highlights discrepancies between parental aspirations and preferences in relation to work-family issues and ... More


From the Beginning: Housework

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/9780198203858.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

In rural Ireland between 1890 and 1914, changes in housework raised the economic value of domestic production, resulting in a shift from paid employment and familial farm labour to unwaged domestic ... More


Families and work: mothers in paid work

Katharine Mumford and Anne Power

in East Enders: Family and community in East London

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344960
eISBN:
9781447302179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344960.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores what families, particularly mothers, do if they work. The first section shows the overall employment situation of the families, and this is followed by a comparison of the ... More


Carers and employment in a work-focused welfare state

Hilary Arksey and Peter A. Kemp

in Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter explores the interaction between paid employment and informal caregiving in Britain. The first section examines the risk of informal caring in Britain today, its implications for ... More


Volunteering in Glasgow, Scotland

Pauline Leonard and Rachel J. Wilde

in Getting In and Getting On in the Youth Labour Market: Governing Young People's Employability in Regional Context

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529202298
eISBN:
9781529202335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202298.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter investigates volunteering, much vaunted in recent policy as a valuable means by which young people may gain valuable experience for work and careers. The chapter argues however that ... More


Changing patterns of partnership: divorce and pensions

Jay Ginn

in Gender, pensions and the lifecourse: How pensions need to adapt to changing family forms

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343383
eISBN:
9781447302421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343383.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter studies how the impact of childrearing on participation in paid employment and private pension scheme membership is different according to the status of a woman's partnership. It looks ... More


Poverty, labour markets and ‘poor work’

Tracy Shildrick

in Poverty Propaganda: Exploring the Myths

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447323976
eISBN:
9781447323990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323976.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter looks at working-class employment. Millions of people experience poverty despite their commitment to working hard in paid employment, which fails to raise them out of poverty. This issue ... More


Families in and out of work

Nickie Charles, Charlotte Aull Davies, and Chris Harris

in Families in transition: Social change, family formation and kin relationships

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347893
eISBN:
9781447302308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347893.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores the ways in which employment and unemployment affect the support that is exchanged within extended family networks. It has been argued that this support is lessening because of ... More


Flexibility or flexploitation? Problems with work–life balance in a low-income neighbourhood

Hartley Dean

in Social Policy Review 20: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2008

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420763
eISBN:
9781447303473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420763.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

‘Work-life balance’ is a contested notion, involving conflicting interpretations of ‘flexibility’ in relation to employment and family commitments. It may be justified on the basis of social care, a ... More


Disability, work and welfare: the disappearance of the polymorphic productive landscape

Alan Roulstone

in Disabled people, work and welfare: Is employment really the answer?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447318323
eISBN:
9781447318347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318323.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter the current crisis in welfare to work is explored by contextualising longer run developments in the way in which work has changed and been redefined. The chapter argues that what was ... More


New Deal for Disabled People: what's new about New Deal?

Alan Roulstone and Colin Barnes

in Working futures?: Disabled people, policy and social inclusion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346261
eISBN:
9781447304333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346261.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses both the pilot and nationally extended versions of the NDDP. It briefly outlines the main features of the NDDP, and focuses on some of the key findings that have emerged from ... More


Rewriting the contract? Conditionality, welfare reform and the rights and responsibilities of disabled people

Peter Dwyer

in Social Policy in an Era of Competition: From Global to Local Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447326274
eISBN:
9781447326328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326274.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on the rights and responsibilities of disabled people in the UK and the ways in which their rights to work and social security benefits have been subject to contestation and ... More


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