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BRUSCHINI, Maria Cristina A.  and  RICOLDI, Arlene Martinez. Family and work: hard reconciliation for low-income working mothers. Cad. Pesqui. [online]. 2009, vol.39, n.136, pp. 93-123. ISSN 0100-1574.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-15742009000100006.

This article results from the research Reconciling Work and Family: Urban Low-Income Families and Policies of Support to Female Workers, the purpose of which was to analyze the management of the obstacles and conflicts that arise in the daily life of women who have family responsibilities and jobs. It provides quantitative and qualitative data: the first were obtained from the National Research by Home Sampling, in 2002, and the second resulted from four focal groups with low-income women aged 20-45 years old rother of children up to 14 years of age. The analysis was based on the following issues: the concept of domestic work; the sexual division of domestic work; the time used for domestic work; reconciliation of work and family and social policies favoring this conciliation.

Keywords : SEXUAL DIVISION OF LABOR; WOMEN; FAMILIES; SOCIAL POLICIES.

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