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Women of World War 1!
Today, we will be talking about Women of World War 1!
Women during World War 1 were recruited into jobs vacated by men who fought in the war as a result new jobs were created.
What jobs did women have during this time?
Women worked in munitions factories (for the high demand of weapons), as railway guards, ticket collectors, conductors, and worked machinery.
Also women's employment rates increased from 23.6% all the way to 46.7%. However, people worried because women were paid less than men, and employers would continue to employ women, even when men came back.
As a result, before the end of the war women refused lower pay and decided to strike for equal pay. Following these strikes a Committee was set up by the war cabinet to examine women's wages. Their report endorsed 'equal pay for equal work.' However, women did not get the result they wanted.
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