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Women in the Workforce (Over the Very Long Run)

Women in the Workforce (Over the Very Long Run)

Update: 2020-10-05
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In this episode, we meet Prof. Jane Humphries and discuss her extensive research on women in the workforce. We discuss changes in the relative position of female casual workers and annually contracted workers and tackle hypotheses of the potential causes (and validity) of the "male breadwinner" model, before and after the Industrial Revolution. We also consider a reinterpretation of historical living standards, based upon using annual, rather than daily wage measures. 

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Women in the Workforce (Over the Very Long Run)

Women in the Workforce (Over the Very Long Run)