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In today’s society, women are increasingly gaining ground in the professional environment, because her skills are being more recognized and valued. Women have come over the years reconciling intelligently their life as mother, wife and professional, this power to harmonize their roles is the main feature of the modern woman. The increased participation of women in the labor market brings benefits to society because it promotes gender equality and stimulates the economy. Notice that the participation of the woman in labor force is a natural response according with the evolution of the world. Castellano, Punzo and Rocca (2013) wrote in their article, there is a concern in Europe about social policies on women participation in the labor market, which the objective is promote the gender equality and revitalizing the work area through the female participation.
However these women still encounter the same pattern of wage stagnation (McCrate, 2005). Parents are using flexible work options but mothers appear to be penalized for it. Previously in this paper it was stated that flextime enables workers to achieve the same or greater productivity levels than standardized schedules. So with other factors being accounted for such as personality, seniority, financial sta... ... middle of paper ... ...em? American Behavioral Scientist, 44(7), 1157-1178.
The key work here to this being position, because although women’s position has changed, their workload has not. With this radical change many issues can be addressed, particularly, to the women’s role and how it has remained fairly constant over the years. A closer examination will look at the development of gender inequality within the family as a result of the ever-changing issue. A second issue that needs to be inspected is that the family roles have changed in regards to family make-up as women have moved into the work force. This growing capital effort to increase standards of living by pushing every family member into the paid labour force has taken a toll on the family unit.
Also with the increasing number of single moms needing to provide for their families has created more of a need for opportunity for these women. When given the chance to produce women have proven that they can be a positive force in the working environment. They have shown that they can be good leaders and managers when given the chance. Men, on the other hand, have started playing bigger roles in the home environment. With more and more women working these days the duties around the home have been divided between the genders so that one does not have to bear the full burden of all the responsibilities.
In the proclamation it was recognized that despite years of progress in the workforce, women are still not paid as much as men. The proclamation states: “Throughout our Nation's history, extraordinary women have broken barriers to achieve their dreams and blazed trails so their daughters would not face similar obstacles. Despite decades of progress, pay inequity still hinders women and their families across our country. National Pay Day symbolizes the day when an American woman's earnings finally match what an average American man earned in the year. Today, we renew our commitment to end wage discrimination and celebrate the strength and vibrancy women add to our economy.
The men would go to work to earn money for their finances as well for the new and improved devices that were being sold to women through various advertisements. Since all that women were always the one staying home and keeping the home and family in shape the companies aimed their... ... middle of paper ... ...ndmother’s generation (132). The women had a large impact during the 1920’s and how they changed their way of living. Dumenil wrote about several different aspects of subjects that changed for women during this era. What she did not inform the reader about how these changes impacted the men but more on how it impacted the just women.
That included having childcare for working mothers. This prepared women to be more aggressive and be more demanding so society would accept them and so they could continue taking on these nontraditional roles after war (“Women in Society”). Working made women more demanding and they stood up themselves. It did take some convincing to have women join the workforce. The concept of working women was encouraged and advertised during the war because employment was necessary.
The Bureau fought to change these working conditions for the women to make it more pleasant for them to work and for them to be able to make a living off of it also. This Bureau went on for many years later to help change women’s work conditions to give them fair hours and wages. The progressive era brought a lot of change to women’s lives. They were finally allowed to get educated which meant they could get higher end jobs. After going to college more business owners wanted to higher college-educated women.
Everyone began to realize that this war could not be won without the help of everyone, whether they were a male or female. Many people pushed and supported women being able to join the workforce... ... middle of paper ... ...t they could take on, thanks to many of the laws such as WAC and WASP. Although they didn't always get the same payment as men, they still helped out and contributed to the war. There was also many propaganda campaigns started to get women supporting the war, one of the most memorable is Rosie the Riveter. Lastly, the ideas of roles of women started to change.