division of labour, domestic


Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • domestic division of labour — The division of tasks, roles and duties, within the household. With the increased entry of married women into formal employment , sociologists began to look more closely at the processes that linked home and workplace, including the question of… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • division of labour — One of the oldest concepts in the social sciences. It denotes any stable organization, co ordinating individuals, or groups carrying out different, but integrated activities. Its first and most celebrated use was in classical political economy ,… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • sexual division of labour — A term referring to the specialized gender roles of male breadwinner and female housewife; or, in the terminology of Talcott Parsons (Family, Socialisation and Interaction Process, 1956), the ‘instrumental’ and ‘expressive’ roles. This particular …   Dictionary of sociology

  • domestic system — a manufacturing system whereby workers make products in their own homes with materials supplied by entrepreneurs. * * * or putting out system Production system widespread in 17th century Europe in which merchant employers put out materials to… …   Universalium

  • Labour and Labour Legislation — • Labour is work done by mind or body either partly or wholly for the purpose of producing utilities Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Labour and Labour Legislation     Labour and Labour Legislation …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • labour economics — Study of how workers are allocated among jobs, how their rates of pay are determined, and how their efficiency is affected by various factors. The labour force of a country includes all those who work for gain in any capacity as well as those who …   Universalium

  • Domestic sheep reproduction — A cross bred ewe suckles her lamb, which was the first of the 2008 spring lambing at a farm in Coventry, England As with other mammals, domestic sheep reproduction occurs sexually. Their reproductive strategy is very similar to other domestic… …   Wikipedia

  • organized labour — Introduction also called  trade unionism,        association and activities of workers in a trade or industry for the purpose of obtaining or assuring improvements in working conditions through their collective action. Great Britain (United… …   Universalium

  • Productive and unproductive labour — were concepts used in classical political economy mainly in the 18th and 19th century, which survive today to some extent in modern management discussions, economic sociology and Marxist or Marxian economic analysis. The concepts strongly… …   Wikipedia

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