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.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Sociology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Legerski, Elizabeth Miklya, "Women's Response to Spousal Unemployment: Economic, Labor Force, and Family Constraints" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 160.
gender, unemployment, family, work, labor force, economy, women