Survival of the male breadwinner

Werth, Shalene (2011) Survival of the male breadwinner. Hecate: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women's Liberation, 37 (1). pp. 145-156. ISSN 0311-4198


The article examines the applicability of the male breadwinner model in Australia given the increasing influence of women in the workplace. During the early part of the 20th century, female workers were in the position of powerlessness, but this changed with the formation of women's organizations. During the 1960s, great strides were made against discrimination and a push for wage equality. Despite these initiatives, women still concentrate on part-time jobs and are still involved in family life.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2011 03:43
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 06:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: wage equality; women's work; men's work; industrial relations; women employees; employment; sex discrimination against women; pay equity
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150306 Industrial Relations
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

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