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The servant problem : domestic employment in a global economy /

Rosie Cox.

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Main Author: Cox, Rosie.
Published: London ; I.B. Tauris ; 2006.
Topics: Household employees - Great Britain. | Employés de maison - Grande-Bretagne. | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS - Knowledge Capital. | Hausgehilfin.
Regions: Great Britain - Economic conditions - 20th century. | Grande-Bretagne - Conditions économiques - 20e siècle. | Great Britain. | Großbritannien.
Genres: Electronic books.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 163 pages)
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-158) and index.
ISBN: 1423787730 (electronic bk.)
9781423787730 (electronic bk.)






Summary: There are now more servants in Britain than in Victorian times. This explosion in paid domestic employment is part of a global trend. Women from countries such as the Philippines take on domestic jobs in order to support families at home, whilst students from Eastern Europe, the EU and Brazil work as au pairs in order to study English and improve their employment prospects. Rosie Cox's timely new work examines the reality of paid domestic labour in Britain today and explores the global trends that sustain this growth of domestic employment. She shows how the economy depends on women working ou.

More Details for: The servant problem : domestic employmen