The Social and Political Implications of Household Work Strategies

Scope and Content

The collection includes 951 questionnaire extracts; 20 other questionnaires; 64 audio-cassette tapes; 34 transcripts; 29 thematically organised transcripts verbatim open ended - questionnaire responses; reports; descriptions of methodology and background information.

Administrative / Biographical History

This collection includes original material from three major, related studies: Isle of Sheppey Survey, 1981 (SS81); The Social and Political Implications of Household Work Strategies, 1982 (HWS) and 1983 (HWS83); as well as the small pilot study of 1978 (HWS PIL). These studies examined the way in which households in a selected local labour market deployed their collective time, energies and resources to get work done. Work may be done in the formal economy as employment, in the house as domestic work, and, more informally, either as a favour, for other reciprocally given work or simply for cash. The effect of opportunities for full or part-time work on the relative balance between these different kinds of work was explored. This study employed both quantitative and qualitative methods. The 1982 and 1983 studies used a sub-sample of the much larger 1981 survey of householders.

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Conditions Governing Use

No part of the NSPSCA collections may be reproduced, published, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the Albert Sloman Library. This may be obtained by application to the Librarian or Deputy Librarian.

Confidentiality

The materials held in the collection contain personal and identifying information. It is essential that the privacy of all respondents is not infringed. No real names or any other identifiable information used in the studies may appear in public. No attempt may be made to contact respondents directly. Use of the materials to derive information relating specifically to an identified individual or to claim to have done so is prohibited.

Appraisal Information

In consultation with academic colleagues, the library special collections acquisitions staff evaluate collections by assessing their relevance to the teaching and research interests of the University.

Custodial History

The collection was acquired and prepared for archiving by Qualidata and deposited in the NSPSCA.

Accruals

Additional material is not expected

Related Material

Quantitative data arising from the survey are deposited at the UK Data Archive.

Bibliography

Wallace, C.D., with Pahl, R.E., and Dennett, J.H. 'Housing and Residential Areas on the Isle of Sheppey', (HWS Project Report, University of Kent. SSRC, 1981)Wallace, C.D., with Pahl, R.E., and Dennett, J.H. 'Housing and Residential Areas on the Isle of Sheppey', (HWS Project Report, University of Kent. SSRC, 1981)Pahl, R.E., and Wilson, P. 'Industry and Employment on the Isle of Sheppey', (HWS Project Report, University of Kent, SSRC, 1981) Pahl, R.E., and Wilson, P. 'Industry and Employment on the Isle of Sheppey', (HWS Project Report, University of Kent, SSRC, 1981) Pahl, R.E. and Wallace, C.D. 'Household work strategies in an economic recession', in Redclift, N.,and Mingione, E. (eds.)(1984) 'Beyond employment, household, gender and subsistence', (Oxford: Blackwell) Pahl, R.E. and Wallace, C.D. 'Household work strategies in an economic recession', in Redclift, N.,and Mingione, E. (eds.)(1984) 'Beyond employment, household, gender and subsistence', (Oxford: Blackwell) Pahl, R.E., Divisions of Labour (Oxford, Blackwell, 1984) Pahl, R.E., Divisions of Labour (Oxford, Blackwell, 1984) Pahl, R.E., 'Deindustrialisation and social polarisation' (Work and Society Newsletter No 4, April 1984) Pahl, R.E., 'Deindustrialisation and social polarisation' (Work and Society Newsletter No 4, April 1984) Pahl, R.E. and Wilson, P., ' A Statistical Portrait of the Isle of Sheppey, 1981' (Canterbury, U.K.C., 1984) Pahl, R.E. and Wilson, P., ' A Statistical Portrait of the Isle of Sheppey, 1981' (Canterbury, U.K.C., 1984) Pahl, R.E., 'The Restructuring of Capital, the Local Political Economy and Household Work Strategies, all Forms of Work in Context', in Urry, J., and Gregory, D. (eds), Social Relations and Spatial Structures (London, Macmillan, 1984) Pahl, R.E., 'The Restructuring of Capital, the Local Political Economy and Household Work Strategies, all Forms of Work in Context', in Urry, J., and Gregory, D. (eds), Social Relations and Spatial Structures (London, Macmillan, 1984) Pahl, R.E., 'The Social and Political Implications of Household Work Strategies' (The Quarterly Journal of Social Affairs, Vol. 1 (1), 1985, pp. 9-18) Pahl, R.E., 'The Social and Political Implications of Household Work Strategies' (The Quarterly Journal of Social Affairs, Vol. 1 (1), 1985, pp. 9-18) Pahl, R.E. and Wallace, C.D., 'Forms of Work and Privatisation on the Isle of Sheppey', in Roberts, B., et al (eds) New Approaches to Economic Life (Manchester University Press, 1985) Pahl, R.E. and Wallace, C.D., 'Forms of Work and Privatisation on the Isle of Sheppey', in Roberts, B., et al (eds) New Approaches to Economic Life (Manchester University Press, 1985) Pahl, R.E. and Wallace, C.D., 'Polarisation, Unemployment and All Forms of Work', in Allen, S., et al (eds) The Experience of Unemployment (London, Macmillan, 1986) Pahl, R.E. and Wallace, C.D., 'Polarisation, Unemployment and All Forms of Work', in Allen, S., et al (eds) The Experience of Unemployment (London, Macmillan, 1986) Pahl, R.E., and Wilson, P., 'Industry and Training on the Isle of Sheppey', (HWS Project Report, University of Kent, Rowntree Foundation, 1986) Pahl, R.E., and Wilson, P., 'Industry and Training on the Isle of Sheppey', (HWS Project Report, University of Kent, Rowntree Foundation, 1986) Pahl, R.E., with Missiakoulis, S., and Taylor-Gooby, P., 'Households, Work and Politics: Some Implications of the Divisions of Labour in Formal and Informal Production' (International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 6 (3), 1986) Pahl, R.E., with Missiakoulis, S., and Taylor-Gooby, P., 'Households, Work and Politics: Some Implications of the Divisions of Labour in Formal and Informal Production' (International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 6 (3), 1986) Pahl, R.E., 'Does Jobless Mean Workless? Unemployment and Informal Work', (Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, September 1987, pp.36 - 46) Pahl, R.E., 'Does Jobless Mean Workless? Unemployment and Informal Work', (Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, September 1987, pp.36 - 46) Pahl, R.E., and Wallace, C.D., 'Neither Angels in Marble nor Rebels in Red: Privatisation and Working Class Consciousness' in Rose, D., (ed) Social Stratification and Economic Decline (London, Hutchinson, 1988)

Additional Information

National Social Policy and Social Change Archive (NSPSCA), Albert Sloman Library, University of Essex