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“A Lot Closer to What It Ought to Be”: Black Women and Public-Sector Employment in Baltimore, 1950–1975

Jane Berger

in Life and Labor in the New New South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037950
eISBN:
9780813043111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037950.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1960s, the public sector became a critical source of employment for African Americans. Lyndon Johnson's Great Society programs, often critiqued for lacking a jobs-creation component to ... More


Introduction

Erynn Masi de Casanova

in Dust and Dignity: Domestic Employment in Contemporary Ecuador

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739453
eISBN:
9781501739477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739453.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This introductory chapter provides an overview of domestic work. The International Labor Organization (ILO) defines domestic work to include housework; caring for children, ill, disabled, or elderly ... More


Khmer Women on the Move: Exploring Work and Life in Urban Cambodia

Annuska Derks

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831288
eISBN:
9780824869182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831288.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book offers a fascinating ethnography of young Cambodian women who move from the countryside to work in Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh. Female migration and urban employment are rising, ... More


City Life and Modern Experience

Annuska Derks

in Khmer Women on the Move: Exploring Work and Life in Urban Cambodia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831288
eISBN:
9780824869182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831288.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies the urban experiences of several young rural women working in Phnom Penh—experiences that are usually defined by contrast with the traditional village life these women have left ... More


Introduction

Annuska Derks

in Khmer Women on the Move: Exploring Work and Life in Urban Cambodia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831288
eISBN:
9780824869182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831288.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter aims to understand the differences and similarities in rural–urban migration and urban employment of young Cambodian women. It examines the interrelationships among ... More


Labour and employment in China

Yaohui Zhao

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199678204
eISBN:
9780191788635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678204.003.0065
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The dualistic nature of the Chinese economy has been widely noted. This chapter examines labour and employment in urban and rural China. It covers labour force participation, retirement policy, and ... More


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