A brief history of the Housewife
The battle of the housewife through the years
A history of work vs home
The War and women
This state of affairs – nuclear middle-class families supported by paid staff – continued right up until the start of World War One. As men were called up to fight, there was a boom in paid employment opportunities for working-class women, leading to a shortage of domestic labour as maids found work in factories.
A step backwards for the housewife
With no paid work to keep them busy and no staff to share the domestic labour, women had little choice but to take care of their homes. Without family or staff to help out, a 1950s housewife spent no more time with her children than a modern working mother because it was more or less a full-time job to keep the house clean and the family fed.
Need help moving up with mentoring or coaching? Contact 3Plus now!
Found that interesting?
Learn more about our services
Make your dreams a reality with a professional evaluation of your career to date.
The evidence is in. More women in your company can deliver 35% greater financial returns. (Catalyst)
Dates for the Diary
8th March 2021 IWD "How to create a career and networking strategy for career success” Highquest Partners - Corporate event
We have Remote Learning Programs available
Check out our exciting portfolio of offerings to support your business in upskilling and competence building for your teams, to address the unprecedented challenges that women face in this new totally a digital world.
Download and listen free podcasts
What is the future for women in STEM? Companies and organizations have begun seriously preparing for the future of women in STEM through outreach programs targeting talented young women While women have often taken on the role of innovator throughout history,...
Can using sports jargon exclude women or idioms in the workplace be cross-culturally alienating in international teams?
If you are actively and openly looking for a new job, then one of your first steps should be to prepare your Facebook profile for job search.