Life Below Stairs

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The 20th century saw a transformation in the scale and nature of paid household employment. In 1900, domestic service was still the largest single female occupation, but the First World War gave women new career opportunities and domestic work was in decline until the 1980s and 1990s, which saw a new demand for cleaners and childcare providers. In this major study, Pamela Horn examines the lives and changing status of domestic workers from 1939 to the 1990s.

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Life Below Stairs

Life Below Stairs

The Real Lives of Servants, 1939 to the Present

Paperback196pp Illustrated

9781445618982     Product Code: 220963

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The 20th century saw a transformation in the scale and nature of paid household employment. In 1900, domestic service was still the largest single female occupation, but the First World War gave women new career opportunities and domestic work was in decline until the 1980s and 1990s, which saw a new demand for cleaners and childcare providers. In this major study, Pamela Horn examines the lives and changing status of domestic workers from 1939 to the 1990s.

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