Women's Work and Wages; A Phase of Life in an Industrial City

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1907. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 368 pages. 20 x 13.5 cm. This study captures the working lives of women in Great Britain's Birmingham at the turn of the twentieth century. Published in 1907 by the University of Chicago Press, this book shares insights to the differences of pay and quality of life between age groups, marital status, work history, and more. It was made accessible to American audiences in an attempt to encourage similar studies and examinations recognizing women?s work to surface within the United States. The authors collected data from personal interviews of more than six thousand working women, four hundred trade union secretaries, managers, and foremen of businesses employing women, officers of girls clubs, social workers, and more. Divided into clear categories with a detailed table of contents and index, the information in this book ranges from legislation regarding women?s working rights, to day-to-day lives of working women, to married and unmarried women?s social lives, to girl?s clubs and classes and more. The book also features appendices detailing the collected data of trades and weekly wage averages, weights and measurements of girls after athletic training, a copy of the Wages Boards Bill of 1906, and investigation cards of individual working cases. This book is an intriguing window into British women?s lives a century ago and is a valuable resource for the study of women?s history, social justice, and early 1900?s laborers. Illustrated with three halftone plates. Light foxing to interior. Boards clean. Clean cloth covered boards, title and bordered in gilt. Very good. Item #3010

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