Women in the Workforce

The years following World War II in the U.S. saw an increase in the numbers of women entering the work force, and more significantly, staying in the work force after marriage and starting a family. Boston was no exception. These women faced a number of barriers in the work place, including gender discrimination, inequality of pay, sexual harassment and inaccessibility of child care.

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Having child care problems? Why don't you find a rich guy and marry him!
Word of Mouth Productions
Could this man live on $539 a month?: Gerald Whitburn, State Secretary of Health and Human Services
Women's Action Coalition (Boston, Mass.)
Women at Northeastern: ASK states feminist equalization 'a slow process'
Gelinas, Mary
Northeastern University News
Women's Educational & Industrial Union Career Services
'Women and work' day
Women's Educational Center (Cambridge, Mass.)
Let life be yours: Henrietta Jackson and Winona Boardley
Jackson, Henrietta
Boardley, Winona
Cambridge Oral History Center