WOMEN IN THE PERIOD OF THE SECOND INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION


In the period of the Second Industrial Revolution the role of women began to change. If the women earlier mostly took care for the family, home and work on fields they became during the Industrial Revolution also workers in industry and factories. For the same work women received 50% of male salary. Their long working hours did not enable the women to properly take care for raising her children.

The middle class women were educated and received dowry when they married. After marriage the middle class women stayed at home and took care for family and home.

By the end of 19th century women better organized their fight for women's rights. Women associations demanded the same rights as men for education and position in society. Among political parties was the social democratic party the first which included into it's programme claims to improve working conditions of women in factories, forbiddance of night work for women and enacting of women suffrage.