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Debates on the centrality of work

"Comment on Ferber's "Women and Work: Issues of the 1980s""

by McCrate, Elaine (1983)


The growing acceptance of this neoclassical analysis of the family requiresa careful and thorough feminist response. Marianne Ferber's (" Women and Work: Issues of the 1980s," Signs 8, no. 2 [Winter 1982]: 273-95) and Isabel Sawhill's review essays are important contributions to such a discussion. 2 Ferber and Sawhill address some of their criticisms, however, to relative strengths of the neoclassical approach; they tend to overlook important vulnerable points. Such failure to comment on critical concerns, particularly on the …


Womens Work, Female Labour, Gender, Gendered Labour


Women and Work

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