Pt. 3: 2010 David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum: Economic Recovery In the Cities
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Here you will explore how different families have different ideas about how work in the home should be divided. You will also investigate the diversity of families. We will see how any discussion of the division of labour has to recognise that families differ in terms of shape and size.
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1.2.8 In praise of cheap offshore labour? continued

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1.2.9 In praise of cheap offshore labour? continued

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