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Double lives : a history of working motherhood in modern Britain / Helen McCarthy.

By: McCarthy, Helen.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021Description: x, 537 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781408870754.Subject(s): Working mothers -- Great Britain | Working mothers -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Working mothers -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Mothers -- Employment -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Mothers -- Employment -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 331.440941 Summary: In Britain today, three-quarters of mothers are in employment and paid work is an unremarkable feature of life after childbirth. Yet a century ago, working mothers were in the minority, excluded altogether from many occupations, whilst their wage-earning was perceived as a social ill. In Double Lives, Helen McCarthy accounts for this remarkable transformation and the momentous consequences it has had for Britain.
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions June 2021
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Originally published: 2020.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-519) and index.

In Britain today, three-quarters of mothers are in employment and paid work is an unremarkable feature of life after childbirth. Yet a century ago, working mothers were in the minority, excluded altogether from many occupations, whilst their wage-earning was perceived as a social ill. In Double Lives, Helen McCarthy accounts for this remarkable transformation and the momentous consequences it has had for Britain.

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