Farmers wives dont have real jobs

07 September 1999

Farmers’ wives ‘dont have real jobs’

FARMERS wives might be “cooking all day and lambing all night” but they are not regarded as doing a “real job”, according to a report in The Independent.

The finding emerged from a project carried out among her hill-farmer neighbours in mid-Wales by social sciences student Sally Orton.

Ms Orton found without exception that non-farming people all had a very negative perception about what the job of being farmers wife entailed.

  • The Independent 07/09/99 page 6/7 (Open Eye)

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