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Work and Pay in 20th Century Britain$
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Nicholas Crafts, Ian Gazeley, and Andrew Newell

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199212668

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212668.001.0001

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The Household and the Labour Market

The Household and the Labour Market

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(p.117) 6 The Household and the Labour Market
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Work and Pay in 20th Century Britain
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Sara Horrell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212668.003.0007

Changes in household structure, fertility rates, and domestic technology all have consequences for labour market behaviour. This chapter explores these links. It starts by describing household structure and the role of children at the start and end of the 20th century. The next section considers the impact of domestic technology on women's availability for work. The final section considers the interrelationship between work, fertility decisions, and divorce.

Keywords:   Britain, household structure, children, housework, fertility, women's work, labour market, domestic technology

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