Bulletin

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1930

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Contents

i
Distributing facts about women workers
5
Comparing labor laws for women
12
Improving hours wages and working conditions
19
Opening the doors of opportunity to women
28
Letter of transmittal IX
Summary of findings 8
8
Industrial background 19
19
Weeks earnings of white women in manufacturing industries 25
25
earnings in manufacturing by State
190
Comparison of earnings of white women on early and late
202
Years earnings of white women in chief womanemploying man
208
Median weeks earnings of women in manufacturing industries in 13 X
13
Working conditions
33
The workers
51
Earnings and hours in the current week
59
VII
62
Pago 171
64
172
71
Years earnings
81
Variations in employment hours and earnings
87
Index of weekly variation in hours worked by women employed
94
69
105
173
129
74
131
76
143
174
150
85
152
180
155
182
156
184
161
Percentage distribution by duration of layoffs and other breaks in employment of all and of new women employees in Sioux City and St Paul June 1...
171
Duration of layoffs of all women employed during year in specified departments in Sioux City and St Paul June 1927 to May 1928 inclusive
172
Number of layoffs during past year as reported by 159 women XXXII Duration of layoffs during past year as reported by 159 women
173
Procedures in relation to layoffs during past year as reported by 125 women XXXIV Overall employment with present or last firm as reported by 15...
174
Age of 159 women laid off during past year XXXVI Number of new women employees with breaks in employment during year and duration of em...
175
Number and cause of breaks in employment during year and duration of employment prior to first break for all new women employees in Sioux Cit...
176
Employment status and breaks in employment of all women
178
employed during year in Sioux City and St Paul June 1927 to May 1928 inclusive
179
Occupations other than in slaughtering and meat packing of male wage earners in families of interviewed women
195
Number and sex of all wage earners in families of interviewed
196
women according to whether steadily or not steadily employed
197
Age of children and number at home at school and at work by nativity and race of mother L Percentage distribution of children by age and proporti...
198
Number of nonwageearning sons and daughters and employment of husband by nativity and race of interviewed woman
199
Average weekly earnings and number of persons supported inter viewed women who were entirely selfsupporting
200
Years earnings and number of persons supported interviewed women who were entirely selfsupporting
201
Weeks income of family and proportion of income earned by inter viewed women not the sole support of the family LV Size of family and proporti...
202
Size of family and assistance with household duties reported by 578
203
Letter of transmittal V
v
190
13
192
42
womenseven chief manufacturing industries 47
47
Relation of median earnings of women on full time to earnings of
53
A typical canning room
2
194
21
List of references VIII
The industrial world in which women work_
9
Married women workers 17
17
Women and unemployment 25
25
Health standards for womens workworking conditions 33
33
Health standards for womens workworking time 41
41
Labor legislation for women 51
51
What the wageearning woman earns 59
59
Part IXVarious connections of women with the industrial and labor
67
Part XWork of the Womens Bureau
77
1
Per cent of fulltime workers with specified hour schedules who earned
15
195
27
196
36
198
42
202
50
203
57
women in manufacturing industries11 States 62
62
Average days operated per month five canneries 1927
66
III
76
Frontispiece Facing 37
37
Earnings distribution of fulltime workers on work and on piecework
71
Per cent of the women with years in industry specified who earned 15
82

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Page 11 - Bureau was created in 1912— to investigate and report . . . upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people...
Page 34 - We can go to the wash room twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.
Page 4 - Be it enacted ~by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be established in the Department of Labor a bureau to be known as the Women's Bureau.
Page 4 - Labor shall be to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners of the United States, to improve their working conditions, and to advance their opportunities for profitable employment.
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