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Women Workers in the Soviet Interwar Economy From 'Protection' to 'Equality'

by Melanie Ilic

Part of the Studies in Russian and East European History and Society Series

Women Workers in the Soviet Interwar Economy From 'Protection' to 'Equality' Synopsis

This book examines changes in official Soviet policy towards the labour protection of women workers, 1917-41. Important legislative enactments are analysed. In the 1920s emphasis was placed on the 'protection' of female labour by the agencies responsible for regulating women's role in industrial production. With the mass recruitment of women workers to the Soviet industrialisation drive by the early 1930s, labour protection issues were often ignored as women were encouraged to play a more 'equal' role in the production process.

Women Workers in the Soviet Interwar Economy From 'Protection' to 'Equality' Press Reviews

'...closely researched and argued book.' - Beryl Williams, Labour History Review

Book Information

ISBN: 9780333674192
Publication date: 21st December 1998
Author: Melanie Ilic
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 241 pages
Categories: Sociology: work & labour,

About Melanie Ilic

Melanie Ilic is Senior Lecturer in History and Women's Studies at Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education.

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