Creating and Transforming Households: The Constraints of the by Joan Smith, Immanuel Wallerstein, Maria del Carmen Baerga,

By Joan Smith, Immanuel Wallerstein, Maria del Carmen Baerga, Mark Beittel, Kathie Friedman Kasaba, Randall H. McGuire, William G. Martin, Kathleen Stanley, Lanny Thompson, Cynthia Woodsong

This publication examines the intimate hyperlink among the micro-structures of families and the constructions of the world-economy at a world point. It seeks to provide an explanation for adjustments in salary degrees for paintings of similar productiveness by means of interpreting the various constructions of families as "income-pooling units." The authors argue that the limits and resources of source of revenue of families are molded by way of the altering styles of the world-economy, yet also are modes of safety opposed to its pressures. Empirical facts is drawn from 8 neighborhood areas in 3 diverse zones: the USA, Mexico and southern Africa.

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2% of workers were low-waged and we assume that half of them were men. Therefore, we estimate that around 20% of male workers were low-waged or unemployed. 0% of Black men had some unemployment. Therefore, we estimate that at least 30% of male workers were receiving substandard wages. 29 x $245 = $71 average contribution). Men earned around $500. So women contributed about 12% of waged income. This was rounded up to 15% to account for contributions by unmarried sons. Poles: Most men were laborers earning $387.

The intent of "Progressive era" reformers and the consequences of the reforms should be set against this backdrop. Included among these reforms by municipal and local state governments were protective labor legislation for women, abolition of child labor, and more stringent enforcement of compulsory schooling, sanitation and safety rules for factories, working men's compensation, and more restrictive building and real estate codes, which included the regulation of industrial home work in tenements (Dubofsky 1975: 77).

It marks a new stage in the regulation of capitalism, the regime of intensive accumulation in which the capitalist class seeks overall management of the production of wage-labour by the close articulation of relations of production with the commodity relations in which the wage-earners purchase their 33 34 KATHLEEN STANLEY AND JOAN SMITH means of consumption. Fordism is thus the principle of an articulation between process of production and mode of consumption. (Aglietta, 1979: 116-17) This articulation of the processes of production and consumption was accomplished via the wage.

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