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Notes- pages 166-167

To what extent were women affected by the return to a peacetime economy?

The demobilisation of millions of men had a dramatic effect on women's war-time employment. There
was a clear expectation among government, trade unions and the men themselves that a return to
normal meant women…

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Discrimination and Disillusionment

Many women were severely criticised and even vilified for retaining jobs that, in popular opinion
should have been `given back' to the men. There were other ways, too, of curtailing women's

By the end of the war, some 56 % of civil service employers were women.…


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