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Gender economics in action: Rural women's economic citizenship in Finland during the twentieth century
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, The Department of Gender Studies.
2001 (English)In: Journal of women's history, ISSN 1042-7961, Vol. 13, no 2, 132-152 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article addresses a central puzzle in the history of rural women: Why have women on family farms, despite their equal partnership in production and conduct of arming business, fallen short of 'economic citizenship'? By means of a unique data set, this study demonstrates that on Finnish family farms between the 1920s and 1950s, women worked longer hours than men. At the same time, and concurrently with mechanization and commercialization of production, social and cultural notions of women's work were primarily reduced to dealing with reproductive work and consumption rather than production. In the eyes of census takers and economists, women's agricultural work was rendered invisible and their household work devalued. Farm women, subsequently, were not considered to be part of the economic sphere that laid the groundwork for civil and social rights in the post-World War II welfare society.

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2001. Vol. 13, no 2, 132-152 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-49090OAI: diva2:269986
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2011-01-13

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