||Isle of Sheppey Survey, 1981: Divisions of Labour
|| Pahl, R.E., University of Kent at Canterbury. Faculty of Social Sciences
Pahl, R.E., University of Kent at Canterbury. Faculty of Social Sciences
Wallace, C.D., University of Kent at Canterbury. Faculty of Social Sciences
Courtenay, G., Social and Community Planning Research
Social and Community Planning Research
Economic and Social Research Council
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Gender roles - Social stratification and groupings
Family life and marriage - Social stratification and groupings
General - Employment and labour
|The main aims of the study were to link households, forms of labour which they deploy in getting work done and the sources of labour outside the household on which they draw to provide them with various services. These distinctive patterns of work are called household work strategies which, in turn, are linked to the domestic division of labour and broader patterns of social and political behaviour.
An associated qualitative dataset, The Social and Political Implications of Household Work Strategies, is available via Qualidata at the University of Essex.
Variables associated with housing career of household; employment history of respondent; socio-economic group of respondent (and partner if present) collapsed into household class; life-cycle characteristics, size and composition of household; number of earners in the household; respondent's income, household income; economic activity of both respondent, partner and other earner; new variables constructed from information relating to who did 41 tasks in and around the dwelling (scales of work).
Additional topics covered:
Political attitudes, attitudes to the Welfare State, voting behaviour, unused skills; periods of unemployment and ways of finding employment; kinship links in the area.
Household self-provisioning scale (PROSCALE)
Informal sources of labour scale (IRSSCALE)
Formal sources of labour scale (FRSSCALE)
Questions on the Welfare State replicate those used by P. Taylor-Gooby in Attitudes to the Role of the State in Welfare - see study number 1634.
By principal investigator(s):
Wallace, C.D. with Pahl, R.E. and Dennett, J.H., Housing and residential areas on the Isle of Sheppey, (November 1981. HWS Report, University of Kent. First Annual Report to SSRC.)
Pahl, R.E. with Dennett, J.H., Industry and employment on the Isle of Sheppey, (November 1981. HWS Project Report, University of Kent. First Annual Report to SSRC.)
Pahl, R.E. and Wallace, C.D., The restructuring of capital, the local political economy and household work strategies: all forms of work in context, (November 1982. Paper prepared for the Xth World Congress of Sociology, Mexico City. Submitted with the Second Annual Report to SSRC.)
Pahl, R.E., 'The restructuring of capital, the local political economy and household work strategies: all forms of work in context', in J. Urry and D. Gregory (eds.), Social Relations and Spatial Structures (London: Macmillan, May/June 1984)
Pahl, R.E., Divisions of labour (Oxford: Blackwell, September 1984)
Pahl, R.E. and Wallace, C.D., 'Household work strategies in an economic recession', in N. Redclift and E. Mingione (eds.), Beyond employment: household, gender and subsistance (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, in press)
Pahl, R.E., 'Strategie del lavoro domestico ed economia informale', Inchiesta No 59-60, pp. 38-44, 1983
Pahl, R.E., 'Deindustrialisation and social polarisation', Work and Society Newletter No 4, April 1984
Resulting from secondary analysis:
Crow, G. and N. Takeda (2011) 'Ray Pahl's sociological career: fifty years of impact', Sociological Research Online, 16(3), p.11. Retrieved February 17, 2012 from http://www.socresonline.org.uk/16/3/11.html