Jewish Women as Industrious Earners

By Allison Schachter

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), January 2009

This article describes the stark difference in the portrayal of Jewish women's relationship with money between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. In the earlier time, women were seen to be industrious earners, central to the viability of the household. By more recent decades, they are often depicted as dangerous frivolous spenders.

Topic: History, Gender, Workplace, Consumerism, Economy, Women

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 39/656

Page Number(s): 13

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Schachter, Allison. Jewish Women as Industrious Earners. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). January 2009: 13.


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