Women at Work

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Women in the workplace and government intervention in produce and labor.

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Women at Work

  1. 1. Women at Work World War II
  2. 2. Women in the Workforce <ul><li>National War Labor Board tried to make an equal pay principle in 1942 </li></ul><ul><li>But this was rarely enforced </li></ul><ul><li>“production soldiers” </li></ul><ul><li>48 hour work week, but many worked overtime </li></ul>
  3. 3. Rosie the Riveter
  4. 6. Balancing Work and Home
  5. 7. Effects on Women <ul><li>More freedom, independence </li></ul><ul><li>Social and economic mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Public believed her position was temporary </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed reactions from women when the war ended </li></ul><ul><li>Development of civil rights movements </li></ul>
  6. 8. Office of Price Administration (OPA)
  7. 9. Rationing <ul><li>Sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Silk </li></ul><ul><li>Nylon </li></ul><ul><li>Rayon </li></ul><ul><li>Cotton </li></ul><ul><li>Wool </li></ul><ul><li>Coffee </li></ul><ul><li>Tea </li></ul><ul><li>Butter </li></ul><ul><li>Meat </li></ul><ul><li>Gasoline </li></ul><ul><li>steel </li></ul>
  8. 10. Victory Gardens
  9. 11. The Cost of War…Literally <ul><li>Govt spent more than $300 billion for WWII </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than what govt had spent from Washington through FDR’s 2nd term combined! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How does govt get money to pay for war??? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raised taxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>War Bonds </li></ul></ul>
  10. 13. The War Labor Board

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