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Working class women's experiences of moving to new housing estates in England since 1919

Clapson, Mark (1999) Working class women's experiences of moving to new housing estates in England since 1919. Twentieth Century British History, 10 (3). pp. 345-369. ISSN 0955-2359

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tcbh/10.3.345

Abstract

This article discusses the values and experiences of working-class women who moved to new suburban housing estates, and to the new towns. It takes the rather unfashionable view that the transition to suburban and new town life was a favourable experience for the majority of working-class women. Most were pleased with their new home, despite some practical problems associated with moving to the estates. Moreover, the acquisition of a new house was generally accompanied by improved living standards. Furthermore, the formal and informal social life of women on the new estates was fundamental to the remaking of communal connections in new housing areas.

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