Wage Earning and Education eBook

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Age period         |    Women    |    Men     |
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16 to 21           |     60      |     85     |
21 to 45           |     26      |     98     |
45 and over        |     12      |     85     |
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Approximately 85 per cent of the boys and slightly less than 60 per cent of the girls between the ages of 16 and 21 are at work.  In the next age group—­21 to 45—­given by the census, 98 per cent of the men are at work, but the proportion of women employed in gainful occupations drops to 26 per cent, or about one in four; in the next age group—­45 and over—­it falls to about 12 per cent, as compared with 85 per cent of the men.  Of the women still at work in the older age group, over one-half are engaged in domestic and personal service as servants, laundresses, housekeepers, etc.

TABLE 14.—­NUMBER EMPLOYED IN THE PRINCIPAL WAGE-EARNING OCCUPATIONS AMONG EACH 1,000 WOMEN FROM 16 TO 21 YEARS OF AGE

Manufacturing and mechanical industries: 
  Apprentices to dressmakers and milliners 4
  Dressmakers and seamstresses (not in factory) 20
  Milliners and millinery dealers 17
  Semi-skilled operatives: 
    Candy factories 6
    Cigar and tobacco factories 15
    Electrical supply factories 10
    Knitting mills 11
    Printing and publishing 8
    Woolen and worsted mills: 
      Weavers 5
      Other occupations 7
  Sewers and sewing machine operators (factory) 53
  Tailoresses 25

Transportation: 
  Telephone operators 19

Trade: 
  Clerks in stores 28
  Saleswomen (stores) 35

Professional service: 
  Musicians and teachers of music 6
  Teachers (school) 4

Domestic and personal service: 
  Charwomen and cleaners 5
  Laundry operatives 13
  Servants 81
  Waitresses 9

Clerical occupations: 
  Bookkeepers, cashiers, and accountants 26
  Clerks (except clerks in stores) 20
  Stenographers and typewriters 62

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