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Рад жена у домаћинству - пракса у Србији
Work of Women at Home - Serbian Practice

Author(s): Vera Gudac-Dodić
Subject(s): Gender Studies
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: housework; household; woman; family; state

Summary/Abstract: Housework, despite being invisible, but necessary for the functioning of a family, in socialism it was mainly done by a woman even when she was employed. Plenty of things were based on her free of charge housework. There were practically two trends of disencumbering primarily an employed woman from housework. The socialist state strategy was based on housework socializing, that is, the tendency of transferring the majority of that work to public services and social institutions. Household modernization by using up-to-date household appliances and latest technological achievements were, also, responsible for the disencumbering an employed woman. However, the establishing of maintainance services and canteens did not yield any signifi cant results. The imbalance in housework performance and the traditional, gender-based division of labour was still designating an everyday life of a woman in socialism.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 151-166
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Serbian