College Women, Work And Health

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College Women, Work & Health

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Methods and materials13

Statistical analysis15

Quantitative Research16

Qualitative Research17

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College Women, Work & Health


The 1920s were one of the biggest time changes around the world to everyone. People had more freedom and seemed to have more fun. Inventions advanced such as the significance of electricity which helped extend time for work and fun. Even the radio changed the lives of everyone by bringing people together through communication, jokes, and music. While everything else was changing in the 1920s the women were also changing by their style of fashion, their leisure of time, their amount of education, and the fight for equality.

During the Jazz Age, the flapper dress was born, which showed the symbols of the revolution in fashion and society. The main dress styles were dropped waist lines and short skirts, and the popular dresses were called "Basque dress" or "Robe de style." These types of styles were a mixture between the straight silhouette and the old-fashioned belled-skirt. There were various combinations of fabrics that included silk, cotton, linen, and wool. Fabrics were made with pastel colors such as bright greens, reds, and blues. The radical changes in clothing were very important to our society because the women who fought for social freedom won that to an extent and along with that came the freedom of dress. If this did not happen when it did we might still be corseted today. Not only did women change their fashion in clothing but they also changed their hair styles. Women started to get a bobbed hair cut after the World War I, which caused them to get into trouble for that type of hair style. Employers refused women whose hair did not come up to the standard hair length (America's Decades: The 1920s 145-146).

Women spent less time with housework due to house cleaning developments, and more with children and other activities. Thirty percent of women wage workers were in clerical and sales work (America's Decades: The 1920s 148). The ones that were in clerical work had to be respectable, wear white collars, and primarily are available to whites. They provided the opportunity for a new ideology that recognized work outside of the home but separated that work from the idea of a career so valued by the Nineteenth and early twentieth century of new women seeking economic independence. Women still had to subject themselves to more restrictions than men due to am inherent double standard. Even though women spent time working for money, they also spent time away from home by having fun. A lot of the women would go out alone with men and would drink, be merry, and be free (America's Decades: The 1920s 143). Most of that time they would go clubbing, dancing, and singing. The 1920s was the time that gave the women what they always wanted to be able to live a good life for there ...
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