Non Married Women In 1900

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In 1900, only six percent of women that were married worked, instead these women were housewives and took care of the home and children. However, fifty percent of non-married women worked, but they likely stopped working once married. Only thirty-three percent women that were divorced or widowed during this time worked, and those that did worked out of need. These percentages are compared to an eighty-six percent of men, married or not, that were employed during this time period. Furthermore, this era was an era where women were seen inferior to their male counterparts. For example, women were not allowed to work the same jobs, or hold the same positions as men. This was essentially because women were told to marry young, bare children, and

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