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Woman and Child Wage Earners: Working Women in New York City Living at Home, 1907 (ICPSR 20721) RSS

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This data collection contains information on young women who worked in factories, stores, and other enterprises in New York City and who were living at home with their parents. Information available includes industry, occupation, ethnicity, age, years of experience, weekly earnings, and weekly contribution to the family.

Series: Woman and Child Wage Earners Series

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Study Description


Goldin, Claudia. WOMAN AND CHILD WAGE EARNERS: WORKING WOMEN IN NEW YORK CITY LIVING AT HOME, 1907. ICPSR20721-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/ICPSR20721.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   family work relationship, labor force, wage earners, women, work, working women

Geographic Coverage:   New York (state), New York City, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1907

Date of Collection:  

  • 198?

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   Working women in New York City living in their parents' home.

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, VOL. 5 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1910-1911).

Data Source:

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). This Senate report, from which these data were taken, is a 19-volume study of four primary industries and various related subjects. These data are in Volume 5 of this study.

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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