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The Resource Rural women workers in nineteenth-century England : gender, work and wages, Nicola Verdon, (electronic resource)

Rural women workers in nineteenth-century England : gender, work and wages, Nicola Verdon, (electronic resource)

Label
Rural women workers in nineteenth-century England : gender, work and wages
Title
Rural women workers in nineteenth-century England
Title remainder
gender, work and wages
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Verdon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The range of women's work and its contribution to the family economy studied here for the first time. Despite the growth of women's history and rural social history in the past thirty years, the work performed by women who lived in the nineteenth-century English countryside is still an under-researched issue. Verdon directly addresses this gap in the historiography, placing the rural female labourer centre stage for the first time. The involvement of women in the rural labour market as farm servants, as day labourers in agriculture, and as domestic workers, are all examined using a wide range of printed and unpublished sources from across England. The roles village women performed in the informal rural economy (household labour, gathering resources and exploiting systems of barter and exchange) are also assessed. Changes in women's economic opportunities are explored, alongside the implications of region, age, marital status, number of children in the family and local custom; women's economic contribution to the rural labouring household is established as a critical part of family subsistence, despite criticism of such work and the rise in male wages after 1850. NICOLA VERDON is a Research Fellow in the Rural History Centre, University of Reading.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
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Verdon, Nicola
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women employees
  • Rural women
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Women
Label
Rural women workers in nineteenth-century England : gender, work and wages, Nicola Verdon, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781846151507/type/BOOK
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Rural women workers: the forgotten labour force -- Women, work and wages in historical perspective -- Differing views of rural women's work in documentary material: an overview of printed sources -- Women in the agricultural labour market: female farm servants -- Women in the agricultural labour market: female day labourers -- Alternative employment opportunities: domestic industries -- Survival strategies: women, work and the informal economy -- Conclusion Assessing women's work
Control code
CR9781846151507
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781846151507
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57624802
Label
Rural women workers in nineteenth-century England : gender, work and wages, Nicola Verdon, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781846151507/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Rural women workers: the forgotten labour force -- Women, work and wages in historical perspective -- Differing views of rural women's work in documentary material: an overview of printed sources -- Women in the agricultural labour market: female farm servants -- Women in the agricultural labour market: female day labourers -- Alternative employment opportunities: domestic industries -- Survival strategies: women, work and the informal economy -- Conclusion Assessing women's work
Control code
CR9781846151507
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781846151507
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57624802

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