Women in the Workplace 1900

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suitable women's jobs in 1900
factory working, maids/servants, nursing : unskilled and low paid under male supervision (before marriage)
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1900 jobs facts
over 50% domestic service workers were women, textiles/factory workers : north of england + were v dangerous, if middle class: school teacher but would only teach 'womens subjects' eg cooking
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1920s: White Blouse Revolution definition
refers to the increase of employed women in administrative and clerical jobs that required grammar school education, this meant young working class women were excluded due to this need eg typing and secretary jobs
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1920s: Marriage Bar Law
women could have jobs in teaching and medicine, most employers and institutions were happy to employ them, but this came at the price of giving it up once married ( 75% of the country still used this in 1926)
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1980s: Deregulation
removing regulations and rules on industry (eg minimum/maximum wages etc) very much impacted women with lower paid jobs
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1980s: Female Entrepreneaurs
Anita Roddick, Judy Naake, Penny Strecter etc
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1997 to present:
typically, females employed in 2002 were mainly teachers or worked in customer services (2% were electricians)
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Female Education was characterised as....
10% better than males in exam, proving potential once given oppurtunity!!
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over 50% domestic service workers were women, textiles/factory workers : north of england + were v dangerous, if middle class: school teacher but would only teach 'womens subjects' eg cooking

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