I came across an interesting infographic that was published by Duke University and the statistics on married women in the workplace vs. unmarried women are historically interesting.
To the extent that married women were employed it was in the field of domestic service, not surprising by any means since that was one of the most acceptable forms of employment for women during this time.
While things have obviously changed in the number of married women who, as they used to say a few decades ago “work outside the home for money,” this graphic makes me wonder how different it really is today in terms of the actual jobs women hold, regardless of their marital status.
Infograph Credit: Duke University
Photo Credit: The Butler School