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Abstract

In Restoration Valencia, social reformers engaged in solving the so-called "social question" honed in on working women and the structure of the working class family as a way to promote a hegemonic view of bourgeois culture among the working classes. The data they produced, primarily in Valencia's report for the Commission for Social Reform, are the most comprehensive data about women's work lives available for late-19th-century Valencia, and helped to provide the foundation for legislation limiting women's work, particularly the law of 13 March 1900.

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