Abstract

Using data collected from 29 interviews with the wives of steelworkers who were forced into unemployment, I explore the conditions and factors that shape women's choices in response to their husbands' job loss. Access to a unique and under-studied sample of women married to unemployed working-class men necessitates the use of grounded theory research techniques that allow me to "give voice" to working-class women.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Sociology

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Date Submitted

2004-07-14

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd502

Keywords

gender, unemployment, family, work, labor force, economy, women

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Sociology Commons

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