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Wome of the 1930's

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By: Landry Armstrong, Alicia Collins, Janelle Halter, Ashton Vicory, Kathryn Fox, and Ashley Newman Women of the 1930s How Were women treated in the 1930's Women's Job Roles Women had a lower unemployment rate than men in the Great Depression.
During the war, women's work efforts were actually encouraged.
"The stock market crash of 1929 damaged heavy industries like steel, rubber, and chemicals." These industries employed many more men than women.
Smaller industries such as manufacturing easily "recovered" unlike the heavier industries, women were employed in the manufacturing industries.
The depression even forced some women to work since their husbands had been laid off, or had wage-cuts.
Some women had to work in male roles during war efforts.
The times were even worse for African American women, they lost their jobs at an even higher rate.
Women began to form into organized groups to regulate the amount of food and supplies going to each household.
Women had more wage-earning opportunites in the teaching and nursing professions.
"In 1935, 25% of African American women were recieving government relief payments. Women and their families Women's Pay In The 1930's “In order to support their families at times, some women went in search of paid employment. This was frowned upon by society”
•Single women didn’t have as much to worry about because they didn’t have children; however they still needed to have a decent paying job to support themselves
•The widows in the 1930’s had the hardest time keeping a proper role as a woman and still supporting their families
•Women helped save money and maximize their buys
•Women’s wages were lower than men’s
•Wives were domesticated with housework and taking care of the children
•Men that lost their jobs then relied on the women and sometimes the children to make ends meet Southern Belles young , rich, educated, southern white woman
marry rich
smart and educated
beautiful colorful dresses
beauty and excellence
lived on plantations
household jobs
religion was important About 1/5th of the women that were employed worked more than fifty-five hours a week women made an average annual amount of about $525, while men made about $1,027 every year about 24.3 percent of all women in the country were gainfully paid three out of every ten of these women worked in domestic or personal service "Working Women in the 1930s." American Decades. Ed.
Judith S. Baughman, et al. Vol. 4: 1930-1939. Detroit: Gale, 2001. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 11 Apr. 2013

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Women supporting their families Janelle Halter Susan , Ware. "Women in the Great Depression." The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. 19 W. 44th Street, Suite 500 • NYC, NY 10036, n.d. Web. 11 Apr 2013.

Huerta, Miss. "Stereotypical Male and Female in the 1930's." Stereotypical Male and Female in the 1930's. Slideshare, 2 June 2009. Web. 15 Apr. 2013. Works Cited Men and Women's
Education "Sometimes the best man for the job isn't a man!" Women had to have a full education such as high school and college. Men could have as little as an elementary graduation to be hired for work. Women were required to have more education than men when it came to employment. In the 1930's Women Weren't necessarily
treated horridly, but they weren't treated in the best way either. In this time period the Great Depression was going on so women were expected to take care of the children and house work during/ after World War II. Women weren't allowed to do half the things the women do now a days, it was consider "Improper" and "Ridiculous," Whereas now a days it's expected for women to be apart of Wars, Political encounters, Law and Enforcement, etc. Women didn't start being independent until Rosie the Riverter. Rosie the Riverter represented Women's rights, she was the inspiration to many women back then. Many people have different opinions on how women were treated back then, but this is some basic feelings of how many women did feel.
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