Where Women Worked in 1920 — Infographic

12 Mar

Working Women in 1920

As part of Women’s History Month, I was looking for information about some misconceptions about women in history.  One of these, I found, was that students believed that prior to the 1970s, women were basically nowhere to be found in the workplace.  They were not quite correct, however.  These two “antique” inforgraphics show the census data from 1920 when over 8 million women were “gainfully employed” in the United States.  The break down off occupations is quite interesting, but not the disparity between the percentage of married vs. unmarried women working, and you might be able to see where the misconception that women never worked comes from. [VIA]



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