What was the role of women in the early 20th century? and how do you think it changed?

I'm doing GCSE History and we have to research the role of women in pre-1914. I know that women couldn't really get jobs and were expected to stay at home and clean & run the house. I know that they were expected to have a husband and family. What else is there? And also could you please suggest some sites where I can get information on this for my History Research? Particularly in the uk

Asked By: JF - 9/7/2010
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If you have been taught that women couldn't get jobs pre-1914, then I am sorry but you have been taught wrong. A great many women had to work for a living before 1914, indeed a great many women have ALWAYS had to work for a living, whatever century they lived in... More
Answered By: Louise C - 9/7/2010
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Most married women were at home and did not have jobs. Of course there were exceptions. Farm wives often were out in the fields all day like their husbands, some were, some were not. If a man owned a store, his wife might work along with him (probably not paid a salary) so he did not have to hire workers. There were... More
Answered By: Rubym - 9/7/2010
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