Impact of WW2 on women

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  • Impact of World War Two on Women
    • Restrictions made to protect men's jobs were stopped meaning there was more jobs for women
    • women were unable to secure the help that they needed to both work and look after their children
    • Women had to accept unequal pay
    • 800,000 women lost their jobs after the war within two months
    • by 1945 there were 5 million more working women than in 1940
    • after 1945, around 75% of women actually wanted to remain in paid employment
    • After the war, propoganda was more to do with Women being in the kitchen and being domesticated
    • Any sign of instability within the family was blamed by the media on married women trying to fulfil the dual role of wife and that of an employee.


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