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Department
History
Course
HIST 260
Professor
Selena Crosson
Semester
Winter

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HIST 260 2011-03-22 Interrupted Prosperity - Relatively full employment - Minor recessions - People’s lives increased dramatically in an economic sense from WWII to 1975 - Deficits rising o Debt causes high interest o Major industries collapse o Free trade  Lots of factories close, move to U.S. and Mexico o Increasing pressure of globalization o Governments attack union, as well as businesses - “privatization” became a new term during the 80s Women in a New World - Resurgence of economic conservatism - 70s were considered a liberal time - Computers become popular in the 80s - Legal and constitutional advances occurred o Come in mainly through advocacy Women in the Workforce - By the 80s, it was expected that women would combine work with all their other activities - Most of the jobs are in the service sector - Women and young people are holding low-paid and insecure jobs o Described as “s
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