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Job and Employment in the 1860's

Infomation about Jobs and Employment during the time Great Expectations was first published.
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Christian Tueller

on 17 April 2010

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Jobs and Employment in the 1860's Common Jobs for men Farmer Farm laborer Traders Lumbermen Most married women became professional teachers. Women who didn't work out of the house remain in the role of caretaker for neglected children, the elderly, the sick and the poor. Industrial work How does this play into the book Biddy (Pips long life friend and teacher) worked to running her grandmother's store essentially by herself. Joe (Pip's guardian) Works as a Blacksmith. Education in the 1860's Common Jobs for Women Unmarried Women Labored. Pay Wages common laborers 3s. 9d. bricklayers, carpenters, masons, smiths 6s. 6d. engineers 7s 6p Female telegraph clerk 8s London artisans 36s Farm hands 14s Sailor on a steamers 16s 4p S= Shillings P= Pence It was very rare for a women to become a doctor or laywer at that time. But even for men it was sometimes rare. Army Cornet 200s Strangely enough it was more likly for a women than a man to get a high school education. Because men needed to get jobs Someone at this time who was sterotipically called a gentleman had to have had a very high education. Employment Rates From 1850 to 1860 Employment rates went up by 150% because new jobs were offered in factories. This time period was some of the greatest times for England because it was the Industrial Revolution so the economy shot up. Jaggers was the laywer. Wemmick was Jaggers clerk. Etc... All of these Characters jobs affected themselfs and Pip.
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