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Task

8a Look at this source and then think back to the census return - source 5. Do you think that women have more work opportunities by the beginning of the 20th century?

8b Do these wage figures tell you anything about the importance of women workers in Britain by the beginning of the 20th century?

8c Using your knowledge of history, what major event from 1914-18 will change the status of women workers in Britain and why?


 
 
This is a table showing the daily wages of men and women in 1906. It comes from a report published by the Board of Trade.

Daily wages of men and women in 1906