In 1950, the editors at Woman’s Home Companion asked it’s readers, “Would you rather work, or stay home and keep house?” The results were revealed in their April 1950 issue in the article titled, “Do Women Want Outside Jobs?”
Just over half said they would prefer to stay home.
Of those who said they would like to work outside the home, one out of 10 said they would like to work part-time and tend to the home part-time. This was especially true for the older readers who were empty-nesters.
What was the response when they asked husbands if they would object to their wives working ? Most said no, they wouldn’t object. Of those who said they would object, the article provided this quote.
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