How far did Stalin’s social policies change the lives of children & women in the years 1945?

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How far did Stalin's social policies change the lives of children & women in the years 1945?
Babies
·decline in birth rate in early 30's
·rewards for women with large families- money- women were encouraged to have more kids-
increased population- women were given a set role
·discouraged abortions- doctors who carried these out= 2 years imprisonment- lived in fear ­ had to
get their role right- no second chances
Homes
·responsible for household chores- resorting back to olden times?
·wives of party officials expected to not work
·wives activist movement- organised nurseries etc.- bonded together-saw themselves as important-
didn't have men to help= more independent?
·communist party wives were discouraged to do political work- politics was seen as a men's game- a
bit sexist?
Money
·3-13 million women were employed
·41% of heavy industry workers were women
·increases in places in higher/technical education- at least had a chance to improve their lives
·paid less- perhaps to discourage them to work
·80% of collective farm workers were women
·1st woman's tractor brigade - Pasha Angelina- stuck together- more independence
Sex/ Relationships
·after 1917 rev looked for sexual freedom
·free love= divorce & family break down
·1934- campaign for sexual abstinence of young people- made sure children would be born into
proper families
·police action against women with 'immoral appearance'-discriminated- no freedom- had to
·medical virginity checks- had to conform to ideals- weren't trusted?
·incest,bigamy,adultery & male homosexuality were legalised in '30 made illegal in '36

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Marriage
·reemphasised during '30's
·romance & glamour shown
·wedding rings banned in '28 allowed in '36
·mariage certificates printed on high quality paper= importance
·married party members = priviledges e.g.…read more

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