History - The impact of WWII on women up to 1951

What impact did World War Two have on women up until 1951?


- Introduced compulsory work for mothers and single women, working for the 'National Good'

- As of 1941, women aged 19 to 41 were forced to work

- Women could work alongside men 

- Childcare improved as a result of compulsory work

- In 1938 there were 104 day nurseries and 118 nursery schools

- In 1944 there were 1559 full/part time nurseries and 784 nursery schools

- Work was often in 10 hour shifts and on a rotation…


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