You are not logged in.
Openly accessible

Re-gendering labour: class and gender determinants of New South Wales electoral behaviour 1930-32

Robinson, Geoff 2003, Re-gendering labour: class and gender determinants of New South Wales electoral behaviour 1930-32, Journal of interdisciplinary gender studies, vol. 7, no. 1/2, pp. 141-160.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
robinson-regenderinglabour-2003.pdf Published version application/pdf 1.92MB 29

Title Re-gendering labour: class and gender determinants of New South Wales electoral behaviour 1930-32
Author(s) Robinson, Geoff
Journal name Journal of interdisciplinary gender studies
Volume number 7
Issue number 1/2
Start page 141
End page 160
Publisher University of Newcastle, Faculty of Education and Arts
Place of publication Newcastle, N.S.W.
Publication date 2003-11
ISSN 1325-1848
Summary Historians have neglected tbe impact of female enfranchisement on Australian electoral outcomes. This papers employs multivariate analysis to explore electoral behaviour in New South Wales during the Great Depression. It argues that women were less prone to support Labor than men, but that women in paid employment constituted a partial exception to this pattern. In 1932 the conservative parties significantly eroded Labor's working-class support. Part of this success was due to the ability of employers to coerce workers with the threat of dismissal. Female wage earners were particularly vulnerable to this coercion. Conservative electoral appeals recast masculinity in terms of family responsibility rather than class assertion. Conflict in the household economy possibly influenced women to vote against Labor due to its identification with the cause of male breadwinners. Overall female voting behaviour was more stable than that of men and this despite the higb profile of issues that would have been expected particularly to influence female voters.
Language eng
Field of Research 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, RMIT Publishing
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001923

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Social and International Studies
Open Access Collection
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 628 Abstract Views, 29 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 07 Jul 2008, 08:10:27 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.