Prior to WWII employment benefits in general did not exist. A person went to work, was paid, and that was that. It was up to the individual to make their own arrangements regarding matters such as savings/retirement, insurance, buying a home, getting the kids through school and whatever else life might throw at them. The nuclear family at that time was a much stronger unit and would take upon itself the care of their elders as well as the support and raising of kids, etc.

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