Social developments 1951-64

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  • Social Developments 51-64
    • Rising Living standards
      • Access to credit through hire purchase
        • new consumer goods such as fridges, cars and furniture
      • housing: new towns such as Harlow in Essex
    • Race and immigration
      • immigration
        • 1958 21,000 Commonwealth immigrants had settled in b=Britain
        • 75% men working to support family back in thier home country
        • majority came from West Indies and India, Pakistan
        • Total 1960s approx. 1.25 million people came to Britain
      • Emigration
        • people moved to Australia, North America
        • Australia keen for immigrants assisted with travel, jobs and housing
        • 50s approx. 1.32 mill migrated
        • 60s outward migration - 1.92 million
      • Racial Riots
        • 1958 Nottingham
        • 1958 Notting Hill riots
        • immigration act 1962
          • limited number only
    • Impact of affluence and consumerism
      • people able to buy household appliances
        • making womens live easier
        • watching tz leisure activity
        • advertising became more prevalent
      • TV programmes reflected growing affluence and consumerism
        • DIY and gardening programmes
      • boom in car ownership- rose 25% between 1957 and 59
        • infrastructure improvement such as motorways in 1958
    • The position of women
      • home
        • 75% women were married average age- 21
        • household appliances became more common
          • 54% washing machines
          • 58% fridges
      • Workplace
        • dettered from working
        • some middle class women benefited from equal pay for teachers 1952
    • Class and Establishment
      • reasons for decline in deference
        • trust in politicians
        • Debates over issues like nuclear disarmement
        • behaviour of members of the establishment tainted their reputation
        • Satire Boom lampooned public figures
        • The angry young men used their writing of plays and books to attack established attitudes
    • Teenagers and youth culture
      • reasons
        • boom= disposibale money to spend on themselves
        • Untitled
    • social attitudes and tensions
  • higher wages
    • mens weekly average went up from £8.30 to £15.35 by 61
  • Holidays
    • 60,000 holidayed in Butlin
    • Impact of affluence and consumerism
      • people able to buy household appliances
        • making womens live easier
        • watching tz leisure activity
        • advertising became more prevalent
      • TV programmes reflected growing affluence and consumerism
        • DIY and gardening programmes
      • boom in car ownership- rose 25% between 1957 and 59
        • infrastructure improvement such as motorways in 1958

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