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Demographic Changes

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Part of the contribution that helped change the new woman was the changes that were seen in demographic patterns. Single, urban women lived outside their parent’s home in working class areas and became able to earn their own wages and have less exposure to their parent’s supervision.

Beginning in the late nineteenth century, changes among working-class women filtered into middle-class society such as cabarets and other ¬†various types of performances, so that by the 1910s and 1920s, young middle-class women were wearing styles and engaging in behaviors that were known to be inappropriate to their parents’ generation. A contradiction of the new woman was that she flouted conventions while attaching to new standards of conformity within a rising peer culture.


Written by A New Generation of Women

April 28, 2011 at 2:11 am

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