A feminist critique of research on women's work and health.


Journal Article (Review)

Research on women's work and health largely has failed to incorporate gender into the models of the processes through which work influences well-being. In this article, the research on women's work and health is critiqued from a feminist perspective; male-oriented and ethnocentric views on women's work are negated, and gender and socioeconomic issues are highlighted and included in the picture of women's work. Male-centered and ethnocentric views and assumptions on women's work are prevalent in the whole research process, and methodological limitations due to the distorted views are indicated. Based on the critique, some implications for future research on women's work and health are proposed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Im, EO

Published Date

  • March 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 105 - 119

PubMed ID

  • 10818832

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10818832

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-4665

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0739-9332

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/073993300245339


  • eng