“PUBLIC’ WORK AND SOCIAL PARTICIPATION: The Case of Farm Women

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Journal Article

The impact of labor force participation by women on their social activism is examined using data gathered in a study of 695 North Carolina farm families. The traditional gender division of labor into “instrumental’ (male) and “expressive’ (female) activism breaks down when women take off‐farm jobs. Their rates of activism in instrumental organizations move closer to those of men. Labor force participation by women also reduces the impact of the husband on the wife's activism. Copyright © 1990, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wilson, J

Published Date

  • January 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 107 - 121

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-8525

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-0253

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1533-8525.1990.tb00320.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus