The Work and Wages of Single Women, 1870-1920

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The Work and Wages of Single Women, 1870-1920

Show simple item record Goldin, Claudia 2009-03-09T20:03:01Z 1980
dc.identifier.citation Goldin, Claudia. 1980. The work and wages of single women, 1870-1920. Journal of Economic History 40(1): 81-88. en
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0507 en
dc.description.abstract Single women dominated the U.S. female labor force from 1870 to 1920. Data on the home life and working conditions of single women in 1888 and 1907 enable the estimation of their earnings functions. Work in the manufacturing sector for these women was task-oriented and payment was frequently by the piece. Earnings rose steeply with experience and peaked early; learning was mainly on-the-job. Occupational segregation by sex was a partial product of the method of payment, and the early termination of human capital investment was a function of the life-cycle labor force participation of these women, although the role of the family was also critical. en
dc.description.sponsorship Economics en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
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dc.title The Work and Wages of Single Women, 1870-1920 en
dc.relation.journal Journal of Economic History en Goldin, Claudia

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