It displays that the sex profession and the partial feminine occupation sink,that feminine employment and re-employment are difficult,and that male and(female) income and social security disparity expand.
A further hypothesis is therefore tested that asymmetry in favour of the man is strongest in the more "traditional" pattern (lower female employment, more couples where the man is more highly educated).
However, as a feminist researcher with interests in the subordination of female employment within the global economy, this paper also seeks to address the issue of how women's labour rights are being protected.
A gender perspective on this issue is essential because of the massively important role of female employment in many of the globalized industries that have been at the heart of labour standards debate (in particular in clothing).
Social changes that expand the decisional power of young women (such as expansion of female literacy, or enhancement of female employment opportunity) can, thus, be major forces in the direction of reducing fertility rates.
We investigate the effects of demographics, household expenditure and female employment on the allocation of household expenditure to consumer goods.