Primarily, the relationship of the economy to society during the times of war depends on the number of facets, such as the condition of the society before the crisis, if that particular nation won or lost, the popularity of war, and among other variables. In any organization, the relationship between society and the economy functions as a single unit to help society recover from social, economic, and political crises (Rivas-Rodriguez 305). However, during times of peace, the relationship of the economy to society changes to become a fundamental sense of achieving sustainable development. This relationship amalgamates social, economic, and ecological factors to form a pillar to recuperate from the earlier crises, which might negatively affect a particular country.
In times of prosperity, the relationship between society and economy become intertwined. The economic factors widespread in the particular society will execute a direct impact on the said institution and therefore influence society as a whole. However, during difficulties, the co-operation between society and economy tends to strain each other. In one sense, the economy’s positive variables, such as production, consumption, and distribution, which play a vital role in the development of society, do not co-exist successfully.
The Great Depression affected the Americans positively on how they regarded their government, communities, and themselves. The country was in a position to get out of the Great Depression following the crises that lasted from 1915-1945 (Rivas-Rodriguez 307). Mainly, the start and end of World War II were characterized by sharp decreases in taxes for American taxpayers, spending, and regulations on parts of government, which influenced the Americans in a positive direction.
During the Great Depression, the economic and social changes affected women by causing emotional suffering. The psychological torture began from managing stressing emotions which arose from household and working place due to the persecution they faced because persons perceived that they were taking employment away from men (Rivas-Rodriguez 311). The migrants also suffered a blow of food crises and job shortages alongside the threat of deportation. African Americans faced the problems of racial violence and were fired from work. Lastly, the effects of the economic and social changes triggered other industries and firms to introduce cutbacks, which frustrated the unemployed workers to secure jobs in other places.
Rivas-Rodriguez, Maggie, ed. Mexican Americans and World War II. University of Texas Press, 1945.