Although women had achieved the right to vote, inequality still existed in education and employment opportunities. During World War II, women, out of necessity, began working at jobs that were traditionally filled by men. They worked in factories welding and riveting airplanes; some piloted supply planes and worked as nurses close to the front lines.
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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.