Education and Women's Work: Female Schooling and the Division of Labor in Urban America, 1870-1930

Education and Women's Work: Female Schooling and the Division of Labor in Urban America, 1870-1930

by John L. Rury
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791406172

ISBN-13: 9780791406175

Pub. Date: 07/01/1991

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This book examines the transformations in women’s work and education and assesses their effects on women from different social and cultural backgrounds.  See more details below

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This book examines the transformations in women’s work and education and assesses their effects on women from different social and cultural backgrounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791406175
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/01/1991
Series:
SUNY series on Women and Work Series
Pages:
277

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

One Women at School: The Feminization of American High Schools, 1870–1900

Visions of Equality
Feminization of the High School
The Coeducation Question
Equality and the Curriculum
Conclusion: An Age of Opportunity

Two Participation and Purpose in Women's Education: Who Went to School, and Why

Who Went to School
Female School Participation, 1870–1900: An Ecological Analysis
The Personal Record
Conclusion: Stepping into a Larger World

Three Women at Work: Female Labor Force Participation and Education, 1890–1930

The Changing Shape of Women's Work, 1890–1930
School-Leaving and Labor Force Participation: Regional Differences
Occupations and Education
Ethnicity, Education, and Women's Work
Conclusion: Opportunities and Constraints in Female Employment

Four Vocationalism Ascendant:Women and the High School Curriculum, 1890–1930

New Purposes in Women's Education
The Home Economics Movement
Commercial Education: A Vocational Groundswell
Industrial Education for Women
The Changing Face of Coeducation
Regional Patterns of Female Participation in High School Courses
Conclusion: Educational Policy and Women's Work

Five Varieties of Adaptation: Local Patterns of Women's Education and Work

Education and Women's Work in Two Cities
Women's Work and the High School Curriculum: Patterns of Adaptation
Education and Social Class: Women in Clerical Courses
Conclusion: Education and Local Labor Markets

Conclusion

Statistical Appendix

Notes

Index

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