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Life in Britain since the War: QCA Unit 13 Print page

Life in Britain has changed a lot since 1948, at work and at home. Steel works and shipyards have given way to businesses based on the microchip. The rise of new technologies has meant that there are now less manual labourers and more women at work.

The same technology has transformed the home. Freezers and microwaves have changed the way we eat, and supermarkets have revolutionised our shopping habits. Rising car ownership has led to a decline in high street shops and the development of out-of-town shopping and leisure centres.

There have been changes in population as people from other countries have come to live and work in Britain.

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