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Publications on women's work

Publications on women's work


  • Erickson, A.L., 'A short history of the Mrs: or, mistresses and marriage', History Workshop Journal 78 (2014), 39-57.

  • Field, J.F., 'Domestic service, gender and wages in rural England, c. 1700-1860', The Economic History Review 66 (2013), 249-72.

  • Erickson, A.L., 'Eleanor Mosley and other milliners in the City of London companies 1700-1750', History Workshop Journal 71 (2011), 147-72.

  • Erickson, A.L., 'Married women's work in eighteenth-century London', Continuity & Change 23 (2008), 267-307.

  • Erickson, A.L., [review article] '"What shall we do about the servants?": Carolyn Steedman, Master and Servant: Love and Labour in the English Industrial Age, and Alison Light, Mrs Woolf and the Servants', in History Workshop Journal, 67/1 (2009), 277-86.

  • Erickson, A.L., [review] Alison Kay, The Foundations of Female Entrepreneurship: Enterprise, Home and Household in London c.1800-1870, in Reviews in History 917 (2009)

  • Erickson, A.L., [review article] 'Women's work in the eighteenth century: Nancy Locklin, Women's Work and Identity in Eighteenth-Century Brittany, and Isabelle Baudino, et al (eds) Invisible Woman: Aspects of Women's Work in Eighteenth-Century Britain, in Reviews in History 708 (2008)

  • Shaw-Taylor, L., 'Diverse experiences: The geography of adult female employment and the 1851 census', in Goose, N., (ed.) Women's work in Industrial England: Regional and local perspectives (Local Population Studies, 2007).



In preparation

  • Erickson, A.L., 'Marital status and economic activity: interpreting spinsters, wives, and widows in pre-census population listings', for submission to Continuity & Change, and in preliminary form here.

  • Erickson, A.L. and Field, J., 'The female labour market in London in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries -- revisited', for submission to The Economic History Review.

Unpublished preliminary papers

Preliminary papers on women's work appear here.

A full list of preliminary papers produced by the Occupational Structure programme appears here.