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Summary Bitter Choices Blue Collar Women in and Out of Work

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Bitter Choices Blue Collar Women in and Out of WorkEllen Israel Rosen presents a portrait of married women work on New England's assembly lines while they also maintain their of married women who work on New England's assembly lines while they also maintain their and marriages With skill and sympathy she ocuments the reasons these women work; their experiences on the job in the union and at home; the sources of their job satisfaction; and their management of the The Fatal Touch doubleay The major issue for this segment of the labor force Rosen suggests is not whether to work but the availability and uality of jobs Rosen argues that eindustrialization plant closings and job isplacement confronts blue collar women factory job isplacement confronts blue collar women factory with a bitter choice between work at lower and .

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