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Servant Problem
By Rosie Cox

The Servant Problem

Domestic Employment in a Global Economy annotated edition

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Servant Problem by Rosie Cox

Book Description

There are now more servants in Britain than in Victorian times. This explosion in paid domestic employment is part of a global trend. Women from countries such as the Philippines take on domestic jobs in order to support families at home, whilst students from Eastern Europe, the EU and Brazil work as au pairs in order to study English and improve their employment prospects. Rosie Cox's timely new work examines the reality of paid domestic labour in Britain today and explores the global trends that sustain this growth of domestic employment. She shows how the economy depends on women working outside the home, how it is the employment of domestic workers that helps make this possible and examines the experiences of both employers and employees who have joined this new global labour market.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781850436201
ISBN-10: 1850436207
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 134mm x 15mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rosie Cox

Rosie Cox is Lecturer in London Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She has a long-standing interest in domestic employment, in particular the growth of domestic employment in London and how this relates to its place as a world city.

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