Women - 1930s
Although this decade was a personal tragedy for many Americans, people started ... to this poor lifestyle. Poor Americans, in desperate need of money, opened soup kitchens in cities. Also in cities, poor neighborhoods called "Hoovervilles" made from makeshift scrap metal, wood, and other materials were established for those sold their home or were severely poor.
Often times, the “poor man's divorce” option was chosen by the man of the household, where unemployed men found themselves at a disability to provide for their family or abandoned their family without a qualified divorce. Divorce rates skyrocketed, and this meant women, a majority unemployed, needed to take care of their children and themselves without having reach to any financial resources. Women coming from the middle, working class and poor endeavored to get by poverty, starvation, and to provide the basic necessities such as shelter and clothing. Adapting to a poor and minimal lifestyle, women learned to cope with their day to day struggles from a wide and clever range of how to "made do." On the contrary, wealthy individuals were not touched the equal volume in comparison to the suffering of others, they felt minimal or no impact.
HUSBANDS ENCOURAGED TO STAY WITH FAMILIES