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Housewives who become widowed suffer from the loss of two roles - that of wife and worker. Since housework is not traditionally considered employment, these women are not given equivalent financial or emotional support that one would give retirees. This paper will define housework as an occupational identity and will examine the social and financial similarities between the housewife who becomes widowed and the individual who is forced to retire from long term employment.
Carton, Emily, "The Multiple Losses of Housewives Who Become Widowed" (1977). Theses. 493.
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