The Modern Parisienne Octave Uzanne

ISBN: 9780217357548

Published: February 1st 2012

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134 pages


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The Modern Parisienne  by  Octave Uzanne

The Modern Parisienne by Octave Uzanne
February 1st 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 134 pages | ISBN: 9780217357548 | 10.17 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII THE WORKWOMEN OF PARIS TheMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.

1912. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII THE WORKWOMEN OF PARIS The Jactory-worker: The journeywoman: The bakers assistant: Miscellaneous occupations: Laundresses: Florists: Needlewomen: Dressmakers: Errand-girls: Milliners The question of womens work and wages, in Paris and in all the large centres of France, is beginning to engage the serious attention of economists and sociologists. M. Jules Simons book VOuvrihre is already out of date, and therefore inaccurate as regards work at the present time- yet it retains its interest and, though not profound, it shows conscientious study of facts.

More recently, M. Paul Leroy-Beaulieu has published a book on Le Travail des femmes au XIX Steele, a methodical collection of facts rather than the original work of an observer of manners. Lastly, M. le Comte dHaussonville, in his Mislres et Remides, has given us a series of social studies, and has drawn up a clear account of womens wages in Paris and the provinces--a profoundly sad revelation.

In all these publications the authors generalise too freely on the subject of the workwoman. In the following pages on the workwomen of Paris, we will try not to deal with their arguments but to give a rapid sketch of the most obvious types, without attempting to exhaust a subject which must be reviewed again and again before the Government takes in hand the task of protecting these underpaid and overworked women in every possible way.

There are in Paris about 135,000 workwomen of all professions, whose wages average 2.25 francs for about ten hours work. The greater number are the ouvrieres du dehors. The ouvrieres du dehors are those who, not having the means of being their own mistresses, work away from their homes, either for the State or for companies or for private persons. To this class belon...



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