Woman's Share In Social Culture

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byAnna Garlin Spencer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...and mother," covers a vast area of service to health, and to work power, and to economic security and advance; a service that knows no "hour law" or "minimum wage." If, in such a laborer's family, you undertake to make good that woman's contribution during even a short illness, you leave a deficit in comfort and in purse that halts the economic progress of the family for a long period. This is not solely a proof of the actual work-power of the woman. She could not perhaps earn elsewhere what she saves and makes good at home. It is proof still more of the family benefit of having family concerns of personal service in the hands of the one most eager to have it done well, and nearest in sympathy to the individuals served. Still further down in the social as well as economic scale, we come to the plane of living where the housemother does outside work to piece out the low wage of the father, and where for the children there is the dire choice of early entrance into wage-earning or inadequate food and clothing supply; and here you reach a deeper problem. The wage-earning of married women with young children, under present conditions, gives such families less stability, less comfort, less moral protection, and less home feeling, than those families of very small income in which the father earns just enough to pay for the household expenses and the mother gives herself to the family work. Moreover, the husband and father in such cases is more easily tempted to shirk his family duties. Among a large section of the colored population, in places where race prejudice makes it hard for men to get work, the wives and mothers often support the entire family by laundry work or other personal service, and the man grows flabby in character and lazy in...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...and mother," covers a vast area of service to health, and to work power, and to economic security and advance; ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217908926

ISBN - 13:9780217908924

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