Women in the Labour Force

CFP: ESSHC panel

Panel Proposal:
Comparative Perspectives on Women's Labor Force Participation in the Twentieth Century
Submission Deadline: 1 April 2003

We seek proposals for papers to submit as a session to the Fifth European Social Science History Conference, to be held at Humboldt University in Berlin from 24-27 March 2004.

We are also seeking someone to serve as a chair and commentator for the session.

Two papers have already been proposed for the session:

  1. Shifting catholic opinions on (married) women's labour market participation in Belgium (1945-1970)
  2. Married Women's Labour Force Participation in the United States, 1917-1940: Results from the Cost-of-Living Survey and the Census

We welcome papers from any methodological or theoretical perspective, and any country. Papers which also address the determinants of women's labor force participation, or the cultural and political discourses surrounding women's work will be particularly suitable. We would prefer to include papers focused on twentieth century developments in Europe, North America or Australia/New Zealand.

The aim of the session is to compare the growth in women's labour market participation in developed countries over the twentieth century, and understand differences in the timing and speed of this growth. To this end, papers which compare two or more countries will be welcomed.

If you are interested in submitting a paper for this session, please send an abstract of approximately one page to eroberts@hist.umn.edu and Hannelore.Vandebroek@arts.kuleuven.ac.be.

Please also include these details, so that we can submit the session proposal. * Title (Ms., Dr. etc) * Name * Gender (if not obvious) * Institution * Department * Postal address (the address you want your mail sent to) * Audiovisual Equipment needed * Discipline

We would be happy to discuss paper proposals by e-mail before submitting them to the conference.

Evan Roberts
Hannelore Vandebroek