Social changes 1

Britain 1929-1939 social changes. 

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  • Social changes
    • CHANGING POPULATION
      • WW1 700,000 Men died.
      • 600,000 births didn't occur
        • Population decrease 1.3 million
      • Healthier population
        • Full time employment
        • higher incomes
        • decrease infant mortality & death rates
      • Birth rates fell.
        • 2/3 artificial contraceptives.
        • Smaller families
        • delayed marriages.
      • economic crisis.
        • Infant mortality & death rate increase.
    • DIFFERENT CLASSES
      • Upper class
        • Smallest, only thousands.
        • Land owners, fortunes
        • Grip of power easing
        • Less well represented in inter war period
        • 1928-1921 1/4 of land sold.
      • Middle class
        • Lower middle class
          • Civil servants
          • bank clerks
        • professional middle class
          • Doctors.
          • lawyers.
        • Same job wages vary.
        • bigger houses- servants
        • Salaries not wages.
        • Variety of different wages & lifestyles.
        • better education & health care
        • Pensions.
    • IMPROVED EQUALITY.
      • Political rights.
        • 1918 women aged 30 to vote
        • Women MPs remained scarce.
          • 1931 15/615.Peak figure.
        • Bandfield first & last female cabinet minister bfeore 1945
        • Expected to talk about 'women's issues'
          • health.
          • education.

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