Marriage in the 1950s and 60s | From wedding vows to happily ever after?
After World War II, during which most women worked outside the home as part of the war effort, everything changed. As the men went back to their jobs, the women were expected to return to their role as housewives, dependent on their husbands for an allowance.
This collection looks back at marriage in the post-war years of the 1950s and 60s, with emphasis on the role of women. It also shows the beginning of social changes, such as divorce reform and the introduction of the contraceptive pill, which impacted on wedlock.
Which qualities helped to make an 'ideal' 1950s wife?
A white wedding and a honeymoon or a house deposit?
When does spinsterhood start?
Teenagers' views on sex and marriage.
Will changing the divorce law make Britain more 'divorce minded'?
The good, the bad and the purpose of marriage in the 1960s.
Is marriage out of date or does it still have relevance in modern society?
Why are modern couples rejecting traditional values?
How children have altered the lives of young married couples.
Life after divorce in the 1960s.
An invitation to the wedding of Norma and Barry - and Diana and Tim.
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