Canada After WW1
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Some employers preferred to hire young children over adults, as it was cheaper in the post-war economy. This also applied to immigrants, as they would work for less than Canadians would.
Once the economy once again began to fall, people in Canada started losing their jobs as companies would go bankrupt. This also resulted in working conditions worsening and wages being lowered while the prices of products increased.
Very few jobs were available, many people ended up being overworked and further more applied for these positions as money was very scarce, to both returning soldiers and women kicked out of their jobs. Thus, women went back to working as housewives, and the idea of women taking a mans job was very frowned upon. Single women who did work, did so in horrible working conditions for very meager pay.
Women began studying more as a result of being judged for taking "men's jobs". This led to teaching and nursing to be very popular occupations for women.
Fads, Fashion and Entertainment
Following the post-war economy crash, women resorted to sewing their own clothes rather than buying into the latest fashions.
Following the war, people celebrated for quite some time, leading to the growing popularity of music and movies. Silent movies were very popular.
A popular book was launched during this time which gained a lot of popularity, it was called Whinnie the Pooh and was enjoyed by all ages.
People entertained themselves using cartoons, movies and the radio. This led to people popularizing Jazz and dancing the "Charleston", a popular dance move. Marathons also became as popular a sport as hockey, basketball, and golf.
Once money became more and more scarce, people used entertainment to try to forget their financial troubles, movies such as The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind were hugely popular.
Actors such as Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford started to gain reputation and their movies and shows were greatly anticipated to the world and Canadians alike.
Advertisements also became apparent over the radio and newspaper.