Changing role of women

1860-1930

Main

Invention of the typewriter

1882

Made more short hand and typewriter jobs for women

Reform act

Reform act

1867

In towns working class men got the vote

Reform act

1884

Gave the vote to 2/3 of men

Education

Education act

1870

Sets up schools for every child to have access to a elementary education

Elementary education

1880

Elementary education made compulsory

Elementary education

1891

Elementary education made free and compulsory up to the age of 12

School leaving age 11

1893

The school leaving age was fixed at 11

School leaving age 12

1899

School leaving age was raised to 12

Scholarships

1902

Scholarships enabled clever children to go to secondary schools if they are clever

Women working

Census records

1891

Women make up 59 % of the workforce in clothing trade

Women beloved they should be earning less than men in the same job

1906

A lot of women still beloved that they should be getting paid less than men in the same job

Married women in work

1919

Fewer than 10% of married women in pain employment

Women and the vote

Women over the age of 30 given the vote

1918

Women over the age of 30 given the vote