Tara
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Tara asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Average, how much money did men and women make in the 1840's?

I know women probably made around .50 to $3 a week.

What about men?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    From Urban growth and city systems in the United States, 1840-1860 - Google Books Resultby Allan Richard Pred:

    "average daily wages for nonfarm labor, which stood at $0.85 in 1840"

    And:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=9nEvy7mdLJ8C&pg=P...

    The average aweekly wages of factory women 1841-1845 Chicopee Mass was $3.40 to $2.66 (wages actually declined).

    Average mill workers all types $0.58/day in 1840.

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