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Servant Problem, The: Domestic Employment in a Global Economy
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SERVANT PROBLEM, THE: DOMESTIC EMPLOYMENT IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY

PAPERBACK BY COX, ROSIE

£18.99

ISBN
9781850436201
IMPRINT
I.B.TAURIS
 
 
EDITION
ANNOTATED EDITION
PUBLISHER
I.B.TAURIS & CO. LTD.
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
176 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
27 JAN 2006

DESCRIPTION

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 outside the home, how it is the employment of domestic workers that helps make this possible and examines the experiences of both employers and employees who have joined this new global labour market.