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Gender-Based Structure of Work

  • By: Deborah M. Figart & Heidi I. Hartmann
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

In the pre-industrial period, most people—women, men, daughters, and sons—worked in homes, small workshops, and on farms close to home. Although tasks were divided along age and gender lines, nearly everyone was considered a worker. Beginning in the 1820s in the ...

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