Changing Roles of Women in WWII (Impact of Women in the Workforce (Outside…
Changing Roles of Women in WWII
Women's Emergency Signalling Corps
WANS (Women's Australian National Service
CWA (Country Women's Association
AWLA (Australian Women's Land Army
Women in Armed Services
WAAAF (Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force
WRANS (women's Royal Australian Naval Service
AWAS (Australian Women's Army Service
AAMWS (Australian Army Medical Women's Services
AANS (Australian Army Nursing Services)
Impact of Women in the Workforce
Outside of the domestic sphere, women were considered a threat to the family life.
Double burden: Work and family
Women were originally paid 1/2 of what men were.
Trade union fear that low wages for women would threaten the ability of men to find work.
Push for equality
Government established WEB (Women's Employment Board)
Women paid 60%- 80% of men's wages
WEB replaced women with men after they returned from war.
Society treated women as a reserve labour force.