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Glasgow Medical Women 1951-4: Their Contribution and Attitude to Medical Work

Br Med J 1969; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5653.372 (Published 10 May 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;2:372
  1. Morag C. Timbury,
  2. Maria A. Ratzer

    Abstract

    A questionary sent to 137 women who qualified in Glasgow during 1951–4 showed that of the 106 respondents 24% of the married women were unemployed and only 31% were working full-time. The married women had fewer qualifications than a matched group of male contemporaries, and fewer of those in hospital work were consultants. The married women in full-time work had fewer children and showed some differences in their background compared with those working part-time or unemployed. Most part-time workers were satisfied with their present posts and did not wish to work more.

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