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The Great Depression and Women's Work
Examines the effects of economic collapse on conditions, opportunities and roles for married and unmarried women in the workplace, home and society in the 1930s.
# 22260 | 2,700 words | 25 sources | 1995 | US

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"The purpose of this research is to examine the impact of the Great Depression on the U.S. economy, with special emphasis on women in the workplace. The plan of the research will be to set forth the context of change for the structure of the American work force that came about as a result of the Great Depression, and then to discuss levels of employment and different types of jobs available to married and single women.

From the 1929 crash of the stock market to the onset of World War II, there was a persistence of what today would be (and indeed is) called a deep recession, as well as persistence of highly traditional cultural values informing Americans' experience of economic and cultural phenomena alike. In the years after World War I, American women readily entered the workplace in significant numbers. A number of economic and ..."

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