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What kinds of work did women do before World War 2?


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2007-07-05 11:32:30
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They stayed at home, did not work, and did house work.

The roles BEFORE World War II were being a housewife & during World War II women took over factories and other jobs. that's why women have jobs now. Before World War II they didn't work outside of the house.

World War 2 affected the lives of women in the US by letting them to work in the factories where the men used to work. Before, they used to not be able to go near them.

The primary occupations of women before World War 1 were teaching and nursing. Of course, there were exceptions to this, but the war did create the opportunity for women to work in factories and other jobs that had typically been held by men.

Prior to World War II, women typically did not work. They stayed home and ran the household. Once the men left for the war, women started taking their places in industry.

That women should be treated equally. That women work as hard as men do and deserve the same kinds of opportunities.

Women in the World of Work - 1918 I was released on: USA: 15 April 1918

women started to do those kinds off words that only men were supposed to do earlier. They started to work in factories, offices, ran small businesses etc.

World War 1 would assume they'r the man of the house hold to go and fight for the country, there for women where left to apply for money. Only solution for this is to go and work. women where even doing jobs that could of never been done before the war.

During world war 2, there were about 25 % to 30 % of women who worked outside the house at paying jobs. More married women, more mothers, and more minority women found jobs than had before the war.

Women were more often homemakers or worked small craft jobs before the World Wars. After World War II, so much changed because women had to work during the war to make up for the missing men in the workforce.

Women wanted equal pay for equal work. Women historically got less pay than men did for the same amount of work. Women also didn't get the best jobs.

Before the first world war, women had to stay indoors, in the kitchen ;). However, when the men went out to war, women were given the chance to work in factories. This obviously caused women to become more "social".

World War I was the largest change that allowed women to enter the work force in the 1920s. Men were drafted into the war, which left vacancies at factory jobs, which had typically not been available to women before then.

In some parts of the world they were forced to work, in others they did it from a sense of patriotism

With so many men in the armed forces, women were needed to work on farms and factories.

Yes, there were women in world war 1 and 2. The women had to work on farms and grow food for the men

women made airplanes for the navy and army

No only 35% of available women

in world war 1 the women were used to clean wounds and take care of the injured

Women could work as teachers, or low standard jobs, they would receive low pay, and all the money they earn will be owned to the man of the house or husband, They would also work in the house doing chores and cooking.

Because with all of the men gone at war, there was no one to work, but the women stepped in to substitute for the men.

Since many men were away fighting the war, women stepped in to do agricultural work.

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