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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 3660
Professor
Amber Gazso
Semester
Winter

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Changing Times and Changing Families World War I1960sOctober 28 2013Outline1 The War Years2 The 1950s1960s1 Family Challenges and The War YearsFirst World War 19141918With men entering war as soldiers women engaged in factory work When soldiers did return womens work was no longer neededEconomic insecurity for many families followed the war1930s Great Depression near universal stressor on familiesmassive unemployment especially affecting men and povertyFamilies faced numerous challengesFamilies in Distress Lemisko 1999The Great Depression was the first crisis of modern capitalism Little government relief emerging distinction between deserving and undeserving poor families 19301935 racist and prejudicial treatment of new Canadians and other social groupsWorld War II 19391945 Women once again enteredexited the labour force in response to demands of the market
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