Social Development

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  • Social Development
    • More money to spend on leisure
      • Car - freedom to travel,people move to suburbs so can drive to work
      • Radio - 1921 only 1 licensed station, in 1923 - 508
      • Jazz - dancehalls
      • Films - cinemas built for up to 4000 to sit, silent until 1927, Hollywood major film making centre
    • Changing manners and morals
      • Young people
        • Smoking, dancing, cocktail parties - sexual freedom
        • Lipstick, shorter skirts, high heels (FLAPPERS) short hair
      • Church attendence fell
      • Divorce rate increased
    • More freedom/independence
      • Films, songs, paperbacks encouraged new fashions and freedom
      • Women encouraged to gain economic independence
        • Employment for women cheaper than men - wage
      • More women better educated more peopel going to schools and colleges
    • Traditional Views
      • Women still expected to be homeworkers
      • Still discrimination against women
      • Working class - low skilled, low paid jobs

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