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McDowell, Linda, 1949-

Working lives : gender, migration and employment in Britain, 1945-2007 / Linda McDowell. - 1 online resource. - RGS-IBG book series . - RGS-IBG book series. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Chapter1 leaving home: migration and working lives -- Gendering labour geographies and histories -- The transformation of Britain -- Post-war reconstruction, 1945-1951 -- Coming home: the heart of empire, 1948-1968 -- Years of struggle, 1968-1979 -- Privilege and inequality, 1979-1997 -- Back to the future: diversity and precarious labour, 1997-2007 -- Full circle, 1945-2007.

Full of unique and compelling insights into the working lives of migrant women in the UK, this book draws on more than two decades of in-depth research to explore the changing nature of women's employment in post-war Britain. A first-rate example of theoretically located empirical analysis of labour market change in contemporary BritainIncludes compelling case studies that combine historical documentation of social change with fascinating first-hand accounts of women's working lives over decadesIntegrates information gleaned from more than two decades of in-dept.

9781118349243 1118349245 9781118349236 1118349237 9781118349250 1118349253 9781118349229 1118349229 1299559794 9781299559790

10.1002/9781118349229 doi

487229 MIL


Women foreign workers--History--Great Britain--20th century.
Women immigrants--Employment--History--Great Britain--20th century.
Women immigrants--Social conditions--Great Britain--20th century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE--Labor & Industrial Relations.

Great Britain--Emigration and immigration--Social aspects--History--20th century.
Great Britain--Emigration and immigration--Economic aspects--History--20th century.
Great Britain--Economic conditions--20th century.
Great Britain--Social conditions--1945-

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