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October 1, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(14):1165. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690140061024

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The Marriage Prospects of the Woman Industrially Employed  There has not been much reliable information concerning what percentage of women industrially employed marry, although, from a social and psychic standpoint, it is important to determine how marriage is affected by the increasing participation of women in industrial pursuits. The recently published official data of the Bavarian statistical bureau on the percentage of marriages during the year 1924 among women employed in the various industries bring welcome figures.It was established that 81.5 per cent of the women marrying in 1924 had been engaged in some earning capacity, a figure that permits the conclusion that industrial employment is no hindrance to marriage but rather furthers it. The fact that, according to the general industrial census, only 40.8 per cent of women industrially employed are married, is to be explained by the circumstance that, in the general industrial census, the girls who

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