The Food of Working Women in Boston

The Food of Working Women in Boston

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... co-operative housekeeping offers obvious financial advantages, there were found but few working women who adopted this fashion of living. Judged by variety alone, the food of working women of all wage groups was adequate. Protein food was consumed practically the same number of times a week by all women except those in the group earning less than $6 a week. The use of sweets and vegetables increased with better wages, making the total variety eaten much larger in the high than in the low wage groups. The standard dietary was meat, bread and potatoes, which were consumed with much the same frequency by women of all wage groups. Since women adrift cannot live as cheaply as members of a family group, family standards should not be considered in attempting to gain an understanding of the woman who is living away from her parents and relatives. The need of a clear comprehension of the situation of this class of women workers is apparent when it is realized that in Boston they form at least 24.4 per cent. of the whole number of women workers, a conservative estimate placing the number at between 18,000 and 20,000. When their needs are fully understood much of the present uncertainty with regard to the necessity for such measures as the minimum wage, old age and sickness insurance, and special legislation affecting women workers' hours, will disappear. An adequate comprehension of the whole situation must be reached by the woman worker herself as well as by the community as a whole. CHAPTER IV. THE FOOD OF WORKING WOMEN IN ORGANIZED HOUSES. The purpose of this part of the study is, first, to discover the variety, adequacy and cost of food supplied to women living in organized houses under the management of persons interested in their welfare; second, ...
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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542304
  • 9781236542304