Family & Female Life Course: Women of Verviers, Belgium, 1849-1880

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The tension between women s workplace opportunity and family obligation is not exclusively a phenomenon of the 1980s, as George Alter makes abundantly clear in this study. His close investigation of women s lives in a nineteenth-century European industrial city advances our knowledge in several areas of social history, historical demography, and life course studies. It is the first monograph to apply event history analysis to the study of family history. In doing so, it moves beyond the static categories of traditional ...

Family & Female Life Course: Women of Verviers, Belgium, 1849-1880 1988, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299112042

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