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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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245 14|aThe servant problem :|bdomestic employment in a global economy /|cRosie Cox.
260 |aLondon ;|aNew York :|bI.B. Tauris ;|aNew York :|bDistributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan,|c2006.
300 |a1 online resource (xi, 163 pages)
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504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 153-158) and index.
505 0 |aAcknowlegements; Preface: why domestic workers?; Filippa; 1. What is the servant problem?; 2. Caring in the new world order; 3. 'Carefree' Britain; 4. Minding the gaps: the crisis in childcare; 5. The new 'upstairs, downstairs'; 6. A life between slavery and luxury: living as a domestic worker; 7. Conclusion: solving the servant problem; Notes; References; Index.
520 |aThere 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.
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