Women’s Work 1840–1940

  • Elizabeth Roberts
Part of the Studies in Economic and Social History book series (SESH)


This pamphlet attempts to survey women’s work in Great Britain in the century 1840–1940. This first chapter raises some of the general questions, problems and characteristics of women’s work in the period; the second examines in more detail women’s paid full-time work; the third chapter looks at some of the social and economic aspects of married women’s work both paid and unpaid; and the last chapter considers changes in women’s working conditions and status and the roles of government, employers and unions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth Roberts
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  1. 1.Centre for North-West Regional StudiesUniversity of LancasterUK

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