Homes for Working Girls

By Rose Sommerfeld

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Kohn & Pollock Inc., January 1, 1907

Girls - the author discusses unmarried women ages 15-25 - working independently for low wages and without parental support, require affordable and appropriate housing that respects their autonomy and creates an environment that fosters ambition and the ability to improve their economic condition. The new wave of immigrants will be particularly in need of housing because of their lack of support system and susceptibility to exploitation. It is more difficult to make such homes self-supporting, let alone profit generating, in New York, because of the high cost of living, but recent experiences show that it may be possible. A discussion follows, which touches on the issues of servant girls and delinquents. In Proceedings of the 4th National Conference of Jewish Charities, 1906, Kohn & Pollock Inc.

Topic: Youth, Social Services, Employment, Housing, Jobs

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Sommerfeld, Rose. Homes for Working Girls. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),Kohn & Pollock Inc.. 1 January 1907: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2711


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