[H-verkko] CFP: Gender and the labor market: women’s work and householdstrategies

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Gender and the labor market: women’s work and householdstrategies

Call for Papers: Session 228 of the XVIth World Economic History
Congress, Stellenbosch, 9-13 July, 2012: 
Gender and the labor market: women’s work and householdstrategies in
Europe and elsewhere, 1870-1930
Session organizers: Jessica Bean (Denison, OH, USA) and Maria
Stanfors (Lund, Sweden)

In this session we invite economic and social historians to
contribute to our understanding of gender and labor market
participation and outcomes in late nineteenth and early twentieth
century Europe and elsewhere. 
A 2010 workshop held in Hackeberga, Sweden, entitled “New
Perspectives on Work and Wages,” brought together economic historians
from all over the world to discuss new and innovative research on
historical labor markets. One strong theme that emerged focused more
specifically on gender and the role of women in the household economy
and in the development of industrial labor markets at the end of the
nineteenth century and the start of the twentieth. This session will
reunite some of the original presenters and allow them to present
updated research, but also aim to incorporate new presenters and
papers on related topics. Participants in this session should present
papers that relate to the development of women’s labor supply and work
experience in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in
various national contexts. 
The period surrounding 1900 was a transitional period in women’s
work, with industrial home work starting to decline, changing payment
systems and incentive structures, and a rapidly shifting occupational
structure, and was in many places a low point in the employment of
married women.
Examining the labor supply decisions of households, the occupational
and industrial choices facing female workers, and the labor market
conditions affecting their work and pay at the beginning of the
twentieth century is a very important,and yet relatively
under-studied, step in explaining the dramatic changes in women’s
labor force participation later in the century. The papers collected
so far examine the roles of mothers and daughters in household labor
supply in interwar London, the motherhood wage penalty in late 19th
century Sweden, and the experiences of female home workers, factory
operatives, and white-collar workers in the 1910s and 1920s in Sweden
and the UK. They all make use of new data sources to advance our
understanding of how women experienced the labor market around the
turn of the twentieth century; data collected from detailed household
surveys, matched employer-employee data, labor statistical surveys and
tax records all allow modern issues in labor economics to be addressed
in the historical case. While the papers so far collected for this
session relate to northern Europe – Sweden and the UK – it is hoped
that several more could be added that expand the comparison and
examine similar issues at a similar time in the United States and
other parts of Europe.
Please send paper proposals to Jessica Bean at Denison University
(beanj at denison.edu) no later than February 29, 2012. All proposals
should include a title, abstract of 300-500 words, with a detailed
explanation of the data sources and methods employed, and contact
information for the author(s). Presenters will be notified by March
15, 2012.

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Marjatta Rahikainen
<marjatta.rahikainen at helsinki.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 01.03.2012
Lisätietoja WWW-osoitteesta: http://www.wehc2012.org