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

Susan Thistle

Abstract

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 livelihood. This study, a broad comparative analysis of African American women's and white women's changing relationships to home and work over the past forty years, provides an overview of how this shift is influencing the shape of families and the American economy. The book brings together diverse issues and statistics—the plight of single mothers; the time crunch faced by many parents; the problem of hou ... More

Keywords: women, housework, African American women, white women, single mothers, employment, marriage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780520245907
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520245907.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Thistle, author