Women, work and health between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from a national and international perspective

Silvana Salerno

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RESULTS: Women and children worked an excessive number of hours per day, were underpaid, and had a legal status of inferiority. The main work sectors were sewing, embroidery, lace making, ironing, cooking, washing, dressmaking, millinery, fashion design, typing, weaving, artificial flowers, etc. The same sort of work was available to Italian women who emigrated to the United States of America. The success achieved by the women's movement is shown in the paper presented by Irene de Bonis "Occupational diseases among women" and published in the proceedings of the fourth National Congress on Occupational Diseases held in Rome, 9-14 June 1914.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435 - 444
Number of pages10
JournalMedicina del Lavoro
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes


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