Role of Women in the WorkForce

By: Alicia & Kasey

Historical Background

Women got paid less than men, but produce the same amount of work.

Women were a very important part of the industrial revolution because they provide cheap labor. In the factories, women routinely faced discrimination. Employers commonly paid women one-half to two-thirds of what a man doing the same job received.

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1910s Women Aircraft Factory Workers, Early Aviation, Rare Archive Footage
"Despite the harsh working conditions and low wages, factory work, no matter how dismal and unfair, provided women with additional opportunities and motivated them to seek even great political, economic, and social gains."