Comparative data on the division of labor by sex

Social Forces Vol/Iss. 15 Published In Pages: 551-553
By Murdock, George Peter


Data on the distribution of economic activities between the sexes is presented. Tabulations suggest that preindustrial societies have a strong tendency to segregate labor by gender, and that no occupation is exclusively assigned to women.


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OtherResearchers OwnData obtained from ethnographic monographs on 224 tribes from all parts of the world.

Documents and Hypotheses Filed By:Jessie Cohen Amelia Piazza