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Young Women, Work, and Family in England 1918-1950$
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Selina Todd

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199282753

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282753.001.0001

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Mobility, Migration, and Aspiration

Mobility, Migration, and Aspiration

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(p.113) 4 Mobility, Migration, and Aspiration
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Young Women, Work, and Family in England 1918-1950
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Selina Todd (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282753.003.0005

This chapter highlights that while young women's social mobility remained limited, their occupational mobility grew dramatically. Migration and mobility patterns were shaped primarily by economic necessity, but also by aspirations for social independence and financial security. The importance of mothers in shaping their daughters' aspirations is traced through personal testimonies.

Keywords:   social independence, financial security, mothers, daughters

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