Labor Problems; A Text Book

Paperback | April 30, 2012

byThomas Sewall Adams

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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. 1921 Excerpt: ... APPENDIX C EARNINGS AND UNEMPLOYMENT IN 1901 The following information concerning earnings, unemployment and other subjects treated in Chapters V and XIII, is taken from the Seventeenth Annual Report of the Commissioner of Labor, which unfortunately appeared too late to be used in the preparation of this book. The investigation described in the above Report was confined to the families of wage workers and of persons on salaries not exceeding $1200 a year. The budgets of 25,110 families, representing 121,108 persons, were secured, covering a period of 12 months, which period, in the average case, seems to have coincided approximately with the calendar year 1901. Practically the whole United States was covered in such a way as to make the results thoroughly typical of average conditions among industrial workers. The general prosperity of this class of workers is illustrated by the fact that of ithe 25,021 families containing wives, only 6.88 per cent, were at work, the latter contributing $129 a year to the family income. Taking the children 10 to 15 years of age. in order to test the extent of child labor, and the disposition to put children to work, it appears that 9.67 pel cent, of such children were at work. 85.00 per cent, at school, 1.31 per cent, both at work and at school, and 3.99 per cent . at home. The agents reported that 61 per cent, of the homes were "well furnished," 27 per cent "fairly well furnished," and 12 per cent, "poorly furnished". The statistics of unemployment confirm in a general way those given in Chapter V. Out of 21,102 heads of families, 12,218 lost no time from unemployment in the twelve months covered, while 12,151 lost on average 9.13 week s. For the whole number, 21,102, this would amount, on an average, to 1.7 weeks of unem...

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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. 1921 Excerpt: ... APPENDIX C EARNINGS AND UNEMPLOYMENT IN 1901 The following information concerning earnings, unemployment and other subjects tre...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:April 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021700914X

ISBN - 13:9780217009140

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