Women in the Printing Trades

Women in the Printing Trades

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"[...]ought to do" (p. 52). "A rigid sense of propriety based on a certain amount of good reason, seems to determine many employers to separate male from female departments" (p. 53). A notice of this subject would be inadequate without reference to the relation between the use of machinery and the competition of women against men. In some cases the cheapness of women's work averts the introduction of machinery. "One investigator whilst being taken over certain large printing works was shown women folding one of the illustrated weekly papers. Folding machines were standing idle in the department, and she was told that these were used by the men when folding had to be done at times when the Factory Law prohibited women's labour" (p. 98). A well-known bookbinder said: "If women would take a fair price for work done it would not be necessary to employ[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 340g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • large type edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507539487
  • 9781507539484