Changing roles of women -employment

Basically goes over all areas of employment with key context!

  • 1860-1913 Pre war employment
  • technology advances
  • 1914-1918 during war employment
  • 1918-1930 Post War Employment
  • trade unions
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  • Post War 1918-1930
    • legislation
      • 1919 unemployment benefit for women
        • goment provided 25 shillings per week to women who registered as unemployed.
          • amount of money decreased by end of 1919 it was only 15d.
            • denied wage if refused to work as domestic servant.6d a week.
              • march 1919 494,000 women claimed benefit. media attacked as scroungers therefore by 1920 29,000
    • work in the 1920s
      • manufacturing processes
        • changes in production meant that women could enter production lines (radio/watches)
      • married women discrimination
        • men still seen as breadwinners. during 1921/22 many women removed as teachers
      • women employment
        • Textile workers 23%
        • clerks and typists 10%
        • other 11%
        • domestic service 56%
      • small increase in womens pay
        • in 1900 women earned 44% of what men did.
          • in early 1930s figure had risen to 48%
      • little increase in womens employment
        • 34% of women were in work in 1911
        • by 1921 this had dipped to 32%
        • by 1931 it had returned to 34%
      • reducing female employment.
        • victory on Western Front meant there was no longer demand for munitions. So laid off.
        • end of the war, 3.5 million men were demobilized and returned to work.expected women to give up jobs for returning soldiers
        • economic recession that followed the war also played role in forcing women out of labour., giving priority to men.
        • restoration of Pre-War Practises Act 1919 ordered all dilutees to be replaced by skilled workers (men)
        • by 1919 750,00 women had left the workforce


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