Unfortunately, women were expected to leave these positions when men returned from World War II. The women who continued to enter the workforce during and after the war, found they were not paid as much as men in the same positions. Women also found themselves passed up for promotions and treated unequally. The next step for the women's rights movement would be to attain equal treatment both in the workplace and society.
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- This indicator was constructed to facilitate inquiry into how economic conditions prompted an evolution of fiscal and monetary policy featuring significant turning points. This indicator also supports inquiry into the laissez-faire policies of the 1920s, the balance of free markets and government intervention of the 1930s, and the command economies during World War I and World War II.