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Type Journal Article - South African Journal of Sociology
Title Dual-earner couples: Factors influencing whether and when white married women join the labour force in South Africa
Volume 20
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1989
Page numbers 143-151
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/ref/10.1080/02580144.1989.10432145?scroll=top
A central constraint on white married women's employment was found to be the responsibility for the care of their children, particularly younger children. Sample wives were most likely to be employed on a full-time basis if they had either no or limited child-care obligations, or if their husbands' incomes were relatively low and they had access to domestic help. They were least likely to be employed when they were mothers of young children and their husbands earned a high income.

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