I visited my friends after I’ve received my tax return and we discussed sociological and economical theories. One of them was the theory of current Czech job market and the average Czech family situation. The solid base of this theory was the Second World War and it’s incidences together with the influence of the Women’s Sufrage.
During the war and after it’s end, women started to work, because too many men were involved in killing their fellows or they were already dead. Women wanted to get as much money as it was usual for men, but the society was not ready (and it still isn’t) to give that money to women for the same piece of work. So they started to work much harder believing in better wages.
The problem was that more women, thirsty for their liberty and money, came to the job market, following the example of their neighbors and the job market became to be full of the cheap workforce. That was also good for the employers, but really bad for the workers. They in fact lost their freedom and their families lost mothers.
It was not so bad in the US and the rest of the economically healthy world, but the communist regime in former Czechoslovakia was successful in deforming the job market from another side. They told people that everything belongs to everybody and pursued every citizen to work. Many of them were undereducated, asocials, former criminals, simply they were not ready to work, so they attended their jobs every day, but they consumed more resources than they produced. And this silly behaviour prevails until now. Too many people go to work every day but they in fact do nothing. And the worst thing is that they are mostly involved in civil service.
So we have two different market factors. Working women, who fill the job market, and people in civil service going to work every day, but producing less than they consume. It also simply means that the state consumes more than it produces.
I also presume that there is a connection between these two factors and current family situation. Too many women work today, so there are too many men getting their dinners served cold and women lose their gentle art of retaining their husbands married. So they divorce more and more.
Although I’m a man, I have no prejudice against women’s freedom, but too many mature women told me that if it is possible, they will stay at home. It is natural for them to stay with their children and take care about their homes. In early thirties of the twentieth century, women had a possibility to work, but now it is a must, because one person can’t support the whole family.
Now we all are the components of this vicious circle.