The relationship between the household & work remains poorly defined in the sociological literature. An attempt is made to clarify this relationship & to examine the household as a factor in industrial geography. The appropriate focus of analysis is not the individual, but the household & sometimes the family. Since WWII, the household headed by a single M wage earner has ceased to be the dominant form. Working hours have been reduced & reorganized, & shift work has become more common. Households are increasingly subject to a need to relocate, but constraints of knowledge, differential opportunities, & dual employment household patterns limit their ability to do so. Public policy needs to take account of these developments to mediate the household-work relationship more effectively. 1 Table, 7 Illustrations. W. H. Stoddard.
After the Second World War, Mozambique went through a series of transformations, from an incipient industrializing colonial society to an independent country with a central planned economy, plus a regional and internal war, and finally from 1994 onwards, a multi-party democracy with a mix of market economy and a still strong public hand. Although growing at more than 7 per cent annually since 1992, the economy is mostly based on low-productivity agriculture. Manufacturing contributes with less than 15 per cent of its GDP, but mineral coal and natural gas tend to expand significantly. The economy faces the challenge to diversify, integrate and industrialize.