1st Edition

Women Attached The Daily Lives of Women with Young Children

By Jacqueline Tivers Copyright 1985
    376 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1985, Women Attached was one of the first empirical studies in geography to deal with the special problems of women with young children. Even within sociology and psychology there were very few studies in this area at the time. Within geography the study of this population sub-group was certainly a new departure. However, it was impossible to make meaningful sense of the structure of daily lives and activities of women without taking in to account the nature and impact of constraints on such activities. Young children being the most clearly visible constraint in women’s lives. Therefore, one aim of the research project was to relate empirical findings to the existing social science literature dealing with constraints on activities. This book was an attempt to redress the balance slightly in favour of women’s activities and specifically focuses on a group of women who had only rarely been the subject of research interest at the time. Today it can read in its historical context.

    Figures and Maps.  List of Tables.  Acknowledgements.  1. Introduction  2. Focus on Constraints I – Societal Constraints  3. Focus on Constraints II – Physical Constraints  4. Background to the Empirical Study  5. Paid Employment  6. Non-Employment Activities  7. The Local Orientation of Women’s Lives  8. Child Care  9. The Quality of Life  10. Conclusions and a Look to the Future.  Bibliography.  Appendices.  Index.


    After undertaking higher degree studies, Dr Jacqueline Tivers was a university lecturer/ senior lecturer from 1980 to 2010 at Surrey, Anglia Ruskin and Nottingham Trent Universities. Since retiring in 2010 she has continued her connection with academic Geography as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and as a Visiting Researcher and Lecturer at Oxford Brookes and Nottingham Trent Universities.