The Average Woman

  • Anna Reading
Part of the Women’s Studies at York/Macmillan Series book series (WSYS)


Sociological research provides a more objective picture of the situation of women under state capitalism. Research stresses the role of government policies and ideology in bringing women into the paid work force, the sexual division of labour, the double burden of work and family, the attitudes of men and women, and the differences between rural and urban women.


State Capitalism Sociological Research Sexual Division Child Care Facility Polish Woman 
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