Women and World War One

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How many extra women were employed during the first world war?
1.4 million.
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How many women were employed in munitions work by November 1918?
947,000.
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By how much did the number of women in paid employment rise by 1918?
5.96 million to 7.31 million by 1918.
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Which type of jobs did middle class women take up?
Jobs that had previously been done by working class women.
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What did upper class women do?
Enter into paid employment for the first time. They did jobs that would be seen as unsuitable in peacetime.
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What happened to numbers of women working in 'traditional areas' such as domestic service?
Decline.
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How many women were employed in munitions work by November 1918?

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947,000.

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What did upper class women do?

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