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labor shortages- men went off to warand women entered the work force.
many women were now working full time and yet were still trying to maintain their home life. Attracted by waiting jobs, the number of high school dropouts increased significantly, resulting in the teenage work force swelling from one million to three million youngsters.

Separation from fathers or sons left devastating effects, and in a sense, many felt robbed of their childhood.

increase in marriages, job opportunities, and patriotism

still poverty increased and some families were forced to move in search of work. Some 20 million people existed on the border of starvation as families faced a severe shortage of housing, lack of schools, hospitals and child-care facilities

Increase in divorce; 5 million "war widows" trying to care for their children alone.

African Americans, they were usually "the last to be hired and the first to be fired."

division of rich versus poor citizens. Poverty increased as the federal deficit escalated.

Longer working days

Americans asked to conserve and recycle numerous items, so that factories could use them for wartime production materials. tin cans, bottles, rubber items, paper, scrap metal, and even fats left over from cooking

Food rationing -There were now such substitute foods as dried powdered eggs and liquid paraffin instead of cooking oil. For those who violated the rationing rules, the punishment was strict.

"Victory Gardens" were started as the government encouraged Americans to grow their own food.