A Seasonal Industry a Study of the Millinery Trade in New York

A Seasonal Industry a Study of the Millinery Trade in New York

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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: ... for individual workers rather than for the group, and for the total period of employment rather than for a selected week. Table 20 shows the distribution of workers according to average weekly earnings. It excludes those who were on the payroll a week or less, presumably on trial, which did not prove satisfactory. In the group of 226 girls interviewed by us who gave information as to nativity and wages, the median wage for the 119 foreign born was $10.37, fr tne '8 native born of native parentage, $6.75, and for the 89 native born of foreign parentage, $8.50. Of course, the numbers are too few and the factors entering into wage determinations too complex, to draw any conclusion from the data except that there is no evidence of underbidding on the part of foreigners. TABLE 20.--AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS DURING PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT FOR WOMEN EMPLOYED IN ANY ONE MILLINERY ESTABLISHMENT FOR MORE THAN ONE WEEK DURING THE CALENDAR YEAR 1913 a Of the 3,983 women who appeared on the annual payroll at any time during the year, 780 were on the payroll a week or less in the calendar year and were omitted from this table. It should be remembered that this table includes all the employes who stayed longer than a week in these shops in the year. We have already explained how much this number was in excess of the force required at any one time. This means that if changes occur more frequently in any one wage group, the numbers in that wage group will have greater weight in the table than their proportion in the shop at any one time would warrant. Nevertheless, these were all millinery workers in New York in the year 1913, and the table is of value in showing the average weekly earnings of each of them in one shop. The median was between $8.00 and 9.00. One...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638182
  • 9781236638182