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An historian friend passed on to me the posting requesting recent work on women as a reserve army of labor. Economic historians have continued to work on this issue. I would suggest the following references presenting different perspectives on the usefulness of this concept: Jill Rubery, ed. 1988. _Women and Recession_. Routledge and Kegan Paul. Jane Humphries. 1983. "The Emancipation of Women in the 1970s and 1980s: From the Latent to the Floating." _Capital and Class_ 20. Marilyn Power. 1983. "From Home Production to Wage Labor: Women as a Reserve Army of Labor," _Review of Radical Political Economics_ 15(1). Veronica Beechey. 1987. "Recent Approaches to Women's Employment in Great Britain." in _Unequal Work_ by V. Beechey. Verso. May I also take the opportunity to plug my own forthcoming article in the relatively new journal _Feminist Economics_ (v. 2, n. 2)? This article uses Rubery's methodology on data from NY and Ohio in the 1920s and 1930s. The journal should be out any day now. Anyone who does not have access to the journal can write me for a reprint at the e-mail address below. Ellen Mutari email@example.com