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Women, Marital Status, and Work Opportunities in 1880 Colorado

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 March 2009

Elizabeth Herr
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Assistant Professor of Economics, Mesa State College, 1175 Texas Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81502.

Abstract

This study uses a sample drawn from the 1880 Manuscript Census of Colorado to investigate the influence of individual and regional characteristics on the labor force participation rates of both single and married women in areas with different production characteristics. Results show that the determinants of labor force participation differ considerably for single and married women, but they also show strong consistency within each group. Labor force participation rates are also influenced by general economic and social conditions.

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Papers Presented at the Forty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Economic History Association
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Copyright © The Economic History Association 1995

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