Women's Pay In The 1940s

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Even though women had same jobs as men, they did not receive equal salaries in the 1940s’. In these times employed women have traditionally fought for higher salaries and better working conditions without the help of the trade unions. The campaigns of female workers were resulted the passage of the Equal Pay Act in 1970, which applied to the public and private sectors where both genders were employed in the same or similar work. As women have participated in the labour force with higher percentages, consequently their salaries have also increased. Average wages and salaries in 2010 dollars increased gradually for women through the decades, from $7,352 in 1940 to $21,323 in 2008 (Appendix 1). Conversely, male's wages peaked in 1970 at approximately

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