Servants to Capital: Unpaid Domestic Labor and Paid Work

  title={Servants to Capital: Unpaid Domestic Labor and Paid Work},
  author={Nona Y. Glazer},
  journal={Review of Radical Political Economics},
  pages={60 - 87}
  • Nona Y. Glazer
  • Published 1 March 1984
  • Economics, Sociology
  • Review of Radical Political Economics
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