Gender Matters: Status Of Women In 20th Century California
The question is: "Describe the status of women in 20th century California. What economic and political gains were made? What problems of inequality remain?"
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Status of women in 20th century California
In the 20th century is when California women made significant progress in achieving equality of employment. California was one of the earliest states to grant to women votes that was back in 1911. Before that women were rarely successful in obtaining elective office. In 1918 four women were elected in the state assembly. However, during the next 50 years only ten women were elected to the state assembly.
Economic and political gains made by women
In late 1975, California was ranked 48th among the states in percentage that had state elective offices held by women. In 1976 women in the legislative increased from three to six and by 2010 the number had risen to 33. The number of women elected to hold office in the local level also increased. Governor Edmund G Brown Junior app...
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