Women in Britain

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When was conscription for war work of women aged 19 to 30 introduced?
December 1941
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By 1943, how many women were either in the forces or doing other essential war work?
17 million
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By 1944, how many women were in the WRNS and WAAF?
450,000
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How many woman were killed and injured in the ATS?
335 were killed and 300 injured
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By 1943, how many volunteers were there in the civil defence?
180,000
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How long did women in aircraft factories work for?
16 hour days for seven days a week
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What percentage of women occupied the jobs in factories by 1943?
57%
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In engineering, how much per week were women paid compared to men?
Women earned 43 shillings (£2.15). Men earned 65 shillings and sixpence (£3.28)
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How many women volunteered to work in the Land Army?
80,000
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How much money did land girls earn by 1944?
£2.40 a week - less than the female average of £3
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How many men had left farming for war related jobs?
By March 1940, 30,000 left for the army and 15,000 more left to do other war work
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When was do nscription for unmarried women aged 20-30 introduced?
8 December 1941
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What did the government survey of 1947 reveal?
That 58% of women believed that married women should not go out to work
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In 1961, what percentage of doctors and lawyers were women?
15% of doctors were women and only 3% of lawyers were female
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What did the Equal Pay Commision find in 1946?
The average male manual worker's wage was £5.70 a week, whilst a woman's was only £3
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