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Reacting to the Past - Suffrage & Labor

Women's Wages 1910s

Check out the table of contents to navigate through this source on Women's wages from the 1870s to 1920.  You will find that women's work tended to cluster in certain industries and that the types of work, and thus wages, available to women depended on other factors such as race and ethnicity, and immigration and marital status.  

Table of Contents

Women in Occupations divided by 

Range of Women's Occupations

Proportion of Women Employed

Occupation by Age and Marital Status

Native Born White Women of Native Parents

Native Born White Women of Immigrant Parents

Foreign Born White Women

African American Women