The reproduction of difference: gender and the global division of labour

Ursula Huws

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    This article starts by outlining the complex relationship between the gender
    division of labour in the household and the division of labour in waged work,
    taking account of the social, technical and spatial dimensions of this global
    division of labour and showing how this contradictary inter-relationship affects
    both the different value of men's and women's labour and the different positions
    that women and men occupy in the labour market. Whilst commodifi cation and
    technological change have brought about shifts between work that is unpaid
    and work that is paid, as well as between informal and formal employment,
    gendered patterns continue to reassert themselves. It then goes on to introduce
    the contributions to this journal issue which illustrate these changing patterns
    and the questions they raise for future research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number1
    Pages (from-to)1-10
    Number of pages10
    JournalWork Organisation, Labour and Globalisation
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2012


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