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DOMESTIC WORKERS AND CAREER WOMEN: THE DILEMMA OF FAMILY STABILITY

George, T. O. (2007) DOMESTIC WORKERS AND CAREER WOMEN: THE DILEMMA OF FAMILY STABILITY. Gender and Behaviour, 5 (2). pp. 1229-1239. ISSN 1596-9231

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Abstract

Sociological research Oil paid domestic work has inaeased' substantially in recent years. Domestic employment has also continued to be common in developing countries and some of today's most advanced societies are witnessing a resurgence· rather than a decline in such employment. Inspite of several policies on child right and widespread prohibition of child slavery by various nations to discourage the perpetuation of the illegal acts, domestic employment still thrives in various societies. While the girl child account for the greater proportion of domestic worker globally, career women are found to be massively involved in the employment of domestic workers in order to sustain their own participation in paid employment. lt is expedient to state that the issue of domestic work is a modem phenomenon. In a traditional family setting, the woman ran tne home in terms of domestic chores and child care but in contemporary times due to job mobility and the changing economy as ushered in by industrialization, the woman has also become a partaker ill breadwinning thereby necessitating the need for the employment of domestic worker. (It will not be out of place to state that the domestic worker is a necessary evil because of the various activities they engage in.) This paper sets out therefore to answer the following qitestions: who benefits in the tong, run? What is the future of the domestic worker in the home? Are career women not guilty of excess delegation of their duties? What danger does this pose for the offspring in the horne and the larger society? And what is the way out of this dilemma.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2012 16:19
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2012 16:19
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/830

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