The Rise and Decline of the Male Breadwinner Family
Studies in Gendered Patterns of Labour Division and Household Organisation
Edited by Angelique Janssens
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Rise and Decline of the Male Breadwinner Family by Angelique Janssens
Book DescriptionThis collection of essays looks at the origins and expansion of different patterns of breadwinning in both western and non-western history. As a collection it provides new insights into the historical and cross-cultural development of the male breadwinner family and its determinants, and, as such, it provides an important contribution to the ongoing debate on patterns of breadwinning. An important range of factors previously undervalued in the debate are considered: the effects of local labour markets in interaction with family strategies and family values; employers' strategies and the effects of capital accumulation and the rise of international commercial networks; the effects of egalitarian communist ideologies; and the differential ways in which modern welfare states were constructed. The volume calls for a renewed research effort in order to reconstruct the male breadwinner family as the norm and to work towards the integration of different explanatory models.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521639668
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Angelique Janssens
Family and Social Change, Paperback (April 2002)
An innovative study examining the effects of nineteenth-century industrialisation on family life.
Complicating Categories: Gender, Class, Race and Ethnicity, Paperback (March 2000)» View all books by Angelique Janssens
The volume seeks to explore the interrelationships between race, class and gender.
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