Urbanization By: Hiba Anees

Class structure: Many factors were changed with class structures as in, beganing to use the concept that higher positions had to be taken by persons from lower status or rural families toward the end of the 19th century. Until then, there had been only two major classes in society: aristocrats born into their lives of wealth and privilege, and low-income commoners born in the working classes. However new urban industries gradually required more of what we call today “white collar” jobs, such as business people, shopkeepers, bank clerks, insurance agents, merchants, accountants, managers, doctors, lawyers, and teachers

Gender roles/Working conditions/Family structure

Family dynamics/Gender Role: A change in the family dynamics during urbanization is that there were lower birth rates in the urban life among the high strata of urban society. Men earned money for their families. Women took care of the home and saw their economic role decline. While many factory workers were initially women, most of them were young women who would quit working when they married.

Example of a family

Urbanization/City Life: This process of urbanization stimulated the booming new industries by concentrating workers and factories together. And the new industrial cities became, as we read earlier, sources of wealth for the nation. The city life was a little difficult, housing was tight and packed due to the amount of people, since so many people had to be so close disease would spread easily. Also working conditions were harsh causing more ways for disease to spread.

Urban City

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