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Inside FRASER – A History of Women's Economic Rights

Employment data can be separated into different categories, including education level, industry, and gender. A recent Inside FRASER post provided a historical overview of women's economic rights, including differences in wages based on gender. A few of the milestones include:

  • 1790: The Patent Act of 1790 allows women in the United States to hold patents.
  • 1839: Married women were granted rights to retain their own property.
  • 1847: New Hampshire capped working hours for women in manufacturing at 10 hours per day.
  • 1890: The census began including detailed statistics about women's occupations.

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