• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

What was important to women in the past/ what is important to them now/ what will be important to them in the future?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

What was important to women in the past/ what is important to them now/ what will be important to them in the future? In the early 20's, things like getting married at an early age while you were still at your prime, building a family, buying a house with a "white picket fence" were important. Then in the 30's, getting married and having a family was still the most important thing, but also perhaps becoming a socialite and presenting a good imaging. *NOTE: It may be important to note that women were always expected to 'keep up appearances' or be perfect and project the right image. At this point, having a career was relatively not important In the 60's is when women started getting out there and looking for jobs. Although having a family/husband was still important, women started getting jobs. ...read more.

Middle

-now women look for things like pay equality. -in the future, I think career will be even more important, in addition to making money. -this ambition can, in turn, only be good for the economy because women will get into the usually male dominated fields that usually pay the most - women will be able to generate more money for companies. Past/ Present/ Future opportunities women had/will have (edu./jobs/to make money.) In the past, definitely, women were not expected or encouraged to continue their education after high school; therefore, their opportunities were limited. Nonetheless, the chance to go to school was still available as far back as the '20's. Career-wise, even if a women did go to university, for example, she was expected to take the jobs for women, like a teacher. There were hardly any female doctors, scientists, lawyers...In that sense, those opportunities were limited. ...read more.

Conclusion

We decided to select the question, "What was important to women then, what is important to them now, and what will be important to them in the future?" By doing this, we can accurately create a comparison of how their roles at home and in society have changed by revealing women's changing priorities. Also through personal accounts, statistics, historical findings from books and the internet, we will "set the stage", or describe what was going on at the time to answer the other questions like the obstacles women had to overcome ( ie. Unequal pay ), or education and opportunities (ie. The growth of their opportunities or lack their of.) Our group decided to answer the question of what women find important to not only present the project in a more interesting way and not just report the information, but to make it more personal. So far, we have had success in our change in organization for we are finding it much easier to systematize the information and that is, in turn, making our assignment all the better. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Work & Leisure section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Work & Leisure essays

  1. To what extent did women become more emancipated in the period 1800-1914? In 1800 ...

    The death rate was also dropping at the same time due to many medical advances and better general care. Because of the compulsory education act many working class girls could also now get better paid jobs. However with all these advances there was still discrimination.

  2. 1) Describe the employment opportunities of women in Britain in 1914?

    Quarries, mines and many private firms were brought under government control, to ensure that the extraction of raw materials needed was stable. Fewer men were available to work, especially in heavy industry as well as in the agricultural sector, which had to call upon women in large numbers.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work