So wives didn't work in the 'good old days'? Wrong
This article is more than 7 years old So wives didn't work in the 'good old days'? Wrong Amanda Wilkinson This article is more than 7 years old The idea of the 'angel in the home' is an illusion. The Victorian working class counted on having two wages Members of the Matchmakers Union who went on strike at the Bryant and May's factory in London in That's what we have long believed. The very idea that a woman would hold down a job, while leaving her children in a creche or with a childminder while she was away at work is new and modern — a result maybe of wartime changes, or the liberation of women since the 60s, and certainly not the norm in Victorian Britain. Like many things that everybody knows, however, this picture is inaccurate. During the course of my research into Victorian families I have been told again and again that it was rather strange to be researching married women's work, as married women didn't work. It was interesting to move beyond the academic and the general, and to find my own great-grandmother, a formidable woman who was firmly of the opinion in later life that a woman's place was at home, being recorded in the census as a juvenile suit-maker and her mother also working, as an umbrella-maker. It can be suggested that what we know to have been the family norm for centuries is little more than an aberration from the norm that has lasted less two generations.
As a result of contrast, the more successful a be in charge of is, the more likely he has a spouse and children. But the brutal demands of ambitious careers, the asymmetries of male-female relationships, and late-in-life child-bearing difficulties conspire against them. These realities take an obvious personal charge. But companies and the overall belt-tightening exercise also pay a significant price. But in —at the height of the U. How to avoid this atrophy of expensively educated talent?
Marriage ceremony bars were designed not only en route for reserve employment opportunities for men, although to ensure that unmarried women devoid of families to support were kept all the rage the lowest paying, least prestigious positions. As Way notes, marriage bars were common throughout the insurance, publishing, after that banking industries, and imposed with call off by private firms in other administrative professions. The laws and policies reflected common misconceptions about working women. It was assumed that women might act outside the home before marriage, although that they would want to arrival to the home sphere once they wed. Those middle-class married women who did seek employment during the Decline were often met with hostility. The arguments against married women working were personal.
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