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Women, property and work: some considerations of the Italian case (Turin, 18th century)

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Recent research that emphasises differences between northern and southern Europe has argued that in southern countries where a dowry system was widespread, young girls, married women and widows were not encouraged to participate in the labour market since they could merely count on their dowry. On the contrary, I will argue that in pre-industrial Turin, dowry and women’s work were strictly connected. Not only was the dowry often earned by the work of young girls, it was also invested in the family business in which wives and widows played a crucial role as workers. The speaker has recently published Travail et propriété des femmes en temps de crise (Turin, XVII Ie siècle) (2104), and articles in Gender & History (2015); The History of the Family (2014), and Feminist Economics (2013).

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