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October 1947

Women in Industry: Their Health and Efficiency.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;80(4):562-563. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220160141015

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This monograph is a critical review of information on the suitability of women for employment. In certain months of 1944 and 1945, 18,000,000 women were employed, more than one third of the total female population 14 years of age or more of the United States. Many of these women performed types of work which heretofore have been considered suitable only for men. This has focused attention on problems which arise not only because of physiologic processes peculiar to women but because of differences between men and women in social background and extra-employment responsibilities. Recent trends suggest that the number of women gainfully employed will continue to be larger than it was before the war, and the data here provided should assist in the formation of policies for the employment of women. It also is expected that the book will stimulate research and the collection of statistics greatly needed in this

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