HPS202 Women in Work Force

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Department
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Course
HPS202H1
Professor
G.Garbutt
Semester
Fall

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HPS202Tuesday October 25 2011Women in Work Forcepreindustrial women part of process of production in cottage industry1819CE unmarried women working as doffers in factoriesentering service women could work for a few years to save up money then leave work when married could contribute to household income but expected to stay more within domestic spheres enter clerical work late 1860slate 19CE and early 20CEwomen enter office as part of clerical staff women cheap way to fill rapidly expanding need for staff brought on by scientific managementplaced in positions that performed same tasks as male counterparts but had no opportunity of advancement because expected to leave office when marriedfeminizing of secretary jobWringer Washing Machinegas or electric powered wringers in use by 1904still favored type of washing machine into 1960s in Canadalabor intensi
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