Essay about Women During The Great Depression

1134 Words Feb 8th, 2016 5 Pages
If you were trapped in an impossible situation, in an unpleasant place, with people who meant you ill, and someone offered you a temporary escape, why wouldn 't you take it? Now imagine this, You live in a society where people think lesser of you. If you are fortunate, you will be able to live life in mild comfort in the home conditions but receiving zero appreciation for tour hard work. If you are less fortunate, conditions are harsh, several jobs needed to be taken on, and after all, you are not appreciated. This feeling is what many women had to endure prior to and throughout the 1930 's, but slowly improved in Canada in the early twentieth century. During the Great Depression, the status of women in the 1930s Canada grew marginally, but they did experienced many changes. Through the role of women in the workforce, the expanding involvement of women politically, and the important role played by women in the household, altered the status of women during the 1930s.

Firstly, during the great depression, the status of women grew through their role in the workforce. The great depression was the deepest and longest lasting economic downturn in the history of the western industrialized world. During the great depression, many people from both men and women struggled to find jobs and in many cases, were willing to risks their lives to receive a paycheck weekly. At this time, men had the priority and therefore resulting in many women losing their jobs.
As some of the economy…

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