The Hilda Neatby Prize French Article
Béatrice Craig. Salaires, niveaux de vie et travail féminin, dans l’arrondissement de Lille au XIXe siècle, Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire.
In this contribution to economic history, to women’s history and particularly to the history of women’s work, Béatrice Craig demonstrates how deep immersion in the history of a particular site, in this instance Lille in France, permits her to develop a remarkably precise casual account of women’s position in the labour market. This finely argued article moves forward the debate on the evolution of women’s participation in the labour force.