The women insertion in the labour market and its implications for the food habits of women and their families

The study analyzed the eating habits of women included in the formal labor market and their families. The survey was conducted in Viçosa, Minas Gerais, using a sample of 101 women. Data were collected through a semi-structured interview. It was concluded that any change in the family, as for example the paid activity performed by the wife, produces a redistribution of the functions. Eating habits, despite being influenced by the paid activity performed by women, are not fully differentiated from the habits of housewives when it is regarded the inclusion of women in the labor market.

Women; Working women; Eating habits


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