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dc.contributor.author MacDonald, Heidi
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-21T18:38:17Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-21T18:38:17Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation MacDonald, H. (2010). Who counts? Nuns, work and the Census of Canada. Histoire Sociale/Social History, 86, 369-391. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3607
dc.description Permission to include this article granted by the editor of Histoire Sociale/Social History en_US
dc.description.abstract Although women religious (commonly called nuns) have historically been a large group of mostly professional women, they were regularly excluded from what the Census of Canada defined as the work force. In the censuses from 1871 to 1991, the categories in which nuns were enumerated varied, resulting in impossible fluctuations in their numbers and under-reporting of their contributions to the work force. Nor are the statistics provided by the Roman Catholic Church reliable for estimating the number of nuns working in Canada in any given year. How nuns were reported in the census has had significant implications for the ways in which they have been portrayed or neglected by labour historians. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher University of Ottawa Press en_US
dc.subject Women religious en_US
dc.subject Nuns en_US
dc.subject Census of Canada, 1871-1991 en_US
dc.subject Nuns -- Canada -- History en_US
dc.subject Nun's work en_US
dc.subject Census classification of nuns en_US
dc.subject Women's work en_US
dc.title Who counts? Nuns, work, and the Census of Canada en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of History en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US


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