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Woman and Child Wage Earners: Married Women, 1907 [Massachusetts, North Carolina, Chicago, New York City, and Philadelphia] (ICPSR 20720) RSS

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This data collection contains information on married women workers in the cotton textiles and clothing industries in New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. Approximately 15 percent of the women in the sample were working in other sectors but were included because their children worked in cotton textiles and clothing. The data include information on occupation, earnings, age, days worked, number of children, years married, rent paid, the condition of the husband (dead, away, incapacitated, or at work), the ethnicity and nativity of the husband, and whether industrial homework was performed.

Series: Woman and Child Wage Earners Series

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Study Description


Goldin, Claudia. WOMAN AND CHILD WAGE EARNERS: MARRIED WOMEN, 1907 [MASSACHUSETTS, NORTH CAROLINA, CHICAGO, NEW YORK CITY, AND PHILADELPHIA]. ICPSR20720-v1. Boston, MA: Claudia Goldin, Harvard University [producer], 198?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-12-21. doi:10.3886/ICPSR20720.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   labor force, manufacturing industry, wage earners, women, work, work experience, working women

Geographic Coverage:   Chicago, Illinois, New York (state), New York City, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Massachusetts, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1907

Date of Collection:  

  • 198?

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   Married women workers in cotton textiles and clothing in Massachusetts North Carolina, Chicago, New York City, and Philadelphia in 1907.

Data Types:   census/enumeration data


Sample:   See: US Senate Documents, REPORT ON CONDITION OF WOMAN AND CHILD WAGE-EARNERS IN THE U.S. IN 19 VOLUMES, VOLS. 86-104 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1910-1911).

Data Source:

See: US Senate Documents, REPORT ON CONDITION OF WOMAN AND CHILD WAGE-EARNERS IN THE US IN 19 VOLUMES, VOLS. 86-104 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1910-1911). This Senate report, from which these data were taken, is a 19-volume study of four primary industries and various related subjects.

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


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