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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.

Gallery:

"Having Child Care Problems?" (ca. 1980)

"Could This Man Live on $539 a Month?" poster (1995)

Women and Work Day flyer (1991)

Let Life Be Yours video clips (1981)