Factories In The 19th Century

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In 1870, only 13% of women worked outside of their homes. By 1900, over 20% were working outside their homes, most being young and single. The main jobs for them still were, cooking, cleaning and childcare. Although they did start to work in factories. The main types of factories they worked in were garment and textiles. The worked the same long days and tough jobs but were only being paid half of what the men were receiving. The employers reasoning for this was that the women didn’t need to support a family like men do. These employers could do this because women simply didn’t possess enough power to change it. The upcoming of modern corporations needing secretaries, clerks and the invention of the telephone, provided better job opportunity

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