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Title Working lives : gender, migration and employment in Britain, 1945-2007 / Linda McDowell.
Imprint Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley Blackwell, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource
Series RGS-IBG book series
RGS-IBG book series.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Women foreign workers -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Women immigrants -- Employment -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Women immigrants -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
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-
Great Britain.
Since 1900
Genre History.
Contents 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.
Summary 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 Britain Includes compelling case studies that combine historical documentation of social change with fascinating first-hand accounts of women's working lives over decades Integrates information gleaned from more than two decades of in-dept.
Other Title Print version: McDowell, Linda, 1949- Working lives. Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2013 9781444339192