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THE SILK GOODS MANUFACTURING AND DYEING

INDUSTRY.

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IMMIGRANTS IN INDUSTRIES.

SILK GOODS MANUFACTURING AND DYEING.

This report, which was prepared under the direction of the Commission by W. Jett Lauck, superintendent of agents, forms part of the general report of the Immigration Commission on immigrants in industries.

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SILK GOODS MANUFACTURING AND DYEING.

CONTENTS.

PART 1.-GENERAL SURVEY OF THE INDUSTRY.

CHAPTER 1.-Introduction:

Growth of the industry.

Increase in the number of employees.

Territory studied ..

Households studied.

Members of households for whom detailed information was secured.

The preparation of the report.

Employees for whom information was secured.

CHAPTER II.-Racial displacements:

History of immigration...

Period of residence in the United States of foreign-born employees and

members of their households..

Racial classification of employees at the present time.

CHAPTER III.-Economic status:

Industrial condition abroad of members of immigrant households studied..

Principal occupation of immigrant employees before coming to the United

States..

General occupation of males at the present time, in the households studied.

General occupation of women at the present time, in the households studied.

Weekly earnings...

Relation between period of residence and earning ability

Annual earnings of male heads of families studied.

Annual earnings of males 18 years of age or over in the households studied.

Annual earnings of females 18 years of age or over in the households studied.

Annual family income....

Wives at work.....

Relation between the earnings of husbands and the practice of wives of

keeping boarders or lodgers...

Sources of family income..

Relative importance of different sources of family income.

CHAPTER IV.-Working conditions:

Regularity of employment....

The immigrant and organized labor.

CHAPTER V.-Housing and living conditions:

Rent in its relation to standard of living.

Boarders and lodgers.....

Size of apartments occupied

Size of households studied.

Congestion...

CHAPTER VI.-Salient characteristics:

Literacy.

Conjugal condition.

Visits abroad...

Age classification of employees and members of their households.

CHAPTER VII. -General progress and assimilation:

Ownership of homes.

Status of children in the households studied.

Citizenship

Ability to speak English.

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