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Title
Papers, 1890-1946 (inclusive). [ca. 1907] ,  Living wage survey. Typescript reports regarding living conditions of women surveyed, [ca. 1907]
Name/Creator
Bosworth, Louise Marion, 1881-1982, creator
Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston, Mass.)
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
[Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL:127144 
Location
Networked Resource
Language
English
Description
32 items.
Form/Genre
text

Wage surveys.

Economic surveys.

print
Subject
Cost and standard of living -- Massachusetts -- Boston ;  Wages -- Women -- Massachusetts -- Boston ;  Women employees -- Massachusetts -- Boston ;  Cost and standard of living -- Massachusetts -- Boston ;  Housing -- Massachusetts -- Boston ;  Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston, Mass.)

Category
Working class

Industrial workers

Dress

Food

Housing

Social Workers

Costs of Living

Living Conditions

Note
Consists of reports (from folder 178 of Bosworth's Papers, 1890-1946 (inclusive)) concerning visits to the homes of working women performed by Louise Bosworth and an unnamed companion with the intention to convince women to keep expense account books as well as to observe the women's living conditions. It appears that these visits took place in the fall of 1907; those reports that are dated read "September 1907." Created in the course of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union survey (1907-1909).

Bosworth, daughter of a bank president, grew up in Illinois, graduated from Wellesley College in 1907, and was a social worker. She worked for a number of settlement houses and participated in surveys of workers' living conditions, including the Women's Educational and Industrial Union survey (1907-1909) of incomes and expenditures of women workers, the results of which she published as The Living Wage of Women Workers; a survey (1911) of available housing in Philadelphia, which she later published as Housing Conditions in Main Line Towns; and an investigation (1914) of living costs, under the auspices of the Survey Committee of the Cleveland Foundation.

Electronic finding aid for Louise Marion Bosworth Papers (85-M71) available http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL:sch00053

Louise Marion Bosworth Papers, 1890-1946; Living wage survey, Typescript reports regarding living conditions of women surveyed, ca. 1907. 85-M71, folder 178. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Other Title
  Papers, 1890-1946 (inclusive)
Other Title