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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 42. 1916. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 20, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2295.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 42. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2295

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Title Great Britain after the war
Alternative Title Great Britain after the war, by Sidney Webb and Arnold Freeman; being facts and figures, quotations and queries, suggestions and forecasts, designed to help individual inquirers and study circles in considering what will happen after war with regard to trade, employment, wages, prices, trade unionism, co-operation, women's labour, foreign commerce, the railways, the coal supply, education, taxation, etc. Dedicated to the Workers' educational association
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947
Publisher G. Allen and Unwin
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London
Date 1916
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Economic policy
  • Economics
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • United Kingdom
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 80 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location HC256.2.P27
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8302906~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript 40 GREAT BRITAIN AFTER THE WAR. 2. Employers will, where at all possible, seek to maintain the employment of women on the type of machine or in the class of work to which they will have become accustomed. 3. Many of the women have declared unequivocally that, having achieved an entry, they do not intend to be ousted when the war ends. 4. Numbers of women will be seeking work along with the men, e.g., tram-conductors, shop assistants, waitresses, and numerous other substitutes for enlisted men whose situations have been definitely reserved for them ; possibly 50,000 women engineers; some thousands of inadequately pensioned widows. Their number grows with every month of war. 5. Women, unorganised in Unions and with no defined policy, will accept lower wages than men. Apart from the 370,000 women employed in the Lancashire cotton industry whose earnings are protected by effective Trade Unionism, " we have a cheap labour supply of some 4J million workers, employed alongside the normal wage earners of the country. We have a double standard of wages, a double standard of industrial training, a double or partly "ouble system of industrial combination, a double standard of life. Moreover, this cheaper supply is capable of an almosi indefinite increase; for its cheapness and the experience acquired during the war are both strong elements in its favour. It is even conceivable, if economic processes were allowed to go on unchecked, that a large part of the industrial work oji the country might fall into the hands of these cheaper workers." ("Round Table," March, 1916.) C—What Will Happen ? We are told that "it is almost certain that the problem of the competition of cheap female labour will come up again after the war in an aggravated form." Will there be chronic. widespread competition and conflict between women and men? Will the women, supported by the employers, succeed in making "the permanent conquest of new industrial territory"? Will women's competition bring about a general lowering of the Standard of Life? Will cheap women's labour on a large scale be deemed essential to the restoration of trade? Will the State decide what is man's and what is woman's legitimate province m industry, and restrict each sex to its own sphere? (Note the bearing of national eugenic considerations on this problem.) r. i y