TITLE

Women's history and labour history

AUTHOR(S)
Thane, Pat
PUB. DATE
December 1990
SOURCE
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Winter90, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on women and labor history in Great Britain. Due to constraints of time and space this article concentrates upon the classic territory of labor history: Labor politics, industrial relations, work and pay, over the past century. The exhaustive study of gender differentials undertaken by the Royal Commission on Equal Pay concluded that these factors explained much of the gender gap. It recognized that they in turn were to be explained in terms of social norms. And that an element of the gap remained which could be explained only in terms of direct discrimination. This suggests that to understand, and combat, the gender differential more complex analysis is needed than simple invocation of trade union sexism, the family wage or domestic ideology.
ACCESSION #
5833673

 

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