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No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women

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Appendix B

Corrected Table, p. 373, Percentage of Adult Women in U.S. Paid Labor Force by Ethnicity/Race, 1900-2000

  All Women White Black Latina1 Asian American2 Native American
MX PR-US CH JP FL
1900 20.6 16.0 40.7 n/a n/a 10.4 30.1 n/a 13.8
1920 23.7 19.5 38.9 n/a n/a 12.5 25.9 11.6 11.5
1950 29.5 28.1 37.4 21.9 38.9 33.7 41.6 28.0 17.0
1960 37.7 38.0 42.2 28.8 36.3 44.2 44.1 36.2 25.5
1970 43.3 43.0 47.5 36.4 31.6 49.5 49.4 55.2 35.3
1980 51.1 52.0 53.3 49.0 40.1 58.3 58.5 68.1 47.7
1990 57.5 56.4 59.5 52.8 42.8 59.2 55.5 72.3 55.1
1996 59.3 59.1 60.4 53.4 47.43 58.6 n/a
2000 60.2 60.2 65.1 54.6 55.04 n/a n/a n/a n/a
*n/a = not available

Sources: Teresa Amott & Julie Matthaei, Race Gender and Work: A Multi-Cultural Economic History of Women in the United States (Boston: South End Press, 1996), 307; Bureau of Labor Statistics News (Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor, 2000), Tables No. A1 and A2; Claudia Goldin, Understanding the Gender Gap: An Economic History of American Women (NY: Oxford Press, 1990), Table 2.1, p.17; Joyce Jacobsen, The Economics of Gender, 2nd ed. Table 15.2 (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1998), 459. See Amott & Matthaei for discussion of problems in data comparability.

 



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