Dbq- Female Workers in England and Japan: How Similar Were Their Experiences?

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DBQ- Female Workers in England and Japan: How Similar Were Their Experiences?

The experiences of female mill workers in Japan had different experiences from female mill workers in England. The industrial revolution happened in England around the 1800’s while in Japan, the industrial revolution happened around the 1900’s. There are multiple examples of difference between the different female mill workers. These can be categorized into four different groupings. These groups are Background, Salary/Wage, Gender/Age, and Working Conditions. The groups Salary/Wage, Gender/Age, and Working Conditions all show their differences. While the group of Background shows the resemblance of the two groups. When looking at the difference at the
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In the chart it shows that a male loom operator that works in Hyde, England earns 40 pence (about 3.33 shillings) while a female worker who does the same job only earns 26 pence (about 2.17 shillings). This shows that women earn about 65% of what men earn. In document #8 Mill Wages in Japan; this document also has a similar point of view to documents #’s 6 and 7. The point of view is that women from Japan earn less than the men of Japan. This is a chart that compares who much women earn to men in different jobs in Japan. As a cotton mill worker, men earn 17 sen while women earn 9 sen, men as seasonal agricultural wageworkers earn 16 sen but women earn 9 sen, when women work in a silk factory they earn 13 sen yet men earn 26 sen. On average a women’s wage in Japan is about 10.3 sen; the men’s average salary is about 19.7 sen. A women in Japan earns 52% of what men earn. In England a woman can earn about 65% of what the men earn. Document #9 A Bowl of Oatmeal / A Bowl of Rice, shows the difference in what the cost of an average mill worker would pay for food in both Japan and England. A woman in England works 14.5 hours a day, at about 26 pence a day. A woman earns 1.8 pence an hour, with that she can only buy about 21.5 servings of oatmeal; mean while a man can buy 33.1 servings of oatmeal. In Japan on average a woman earns 10.3 sen; while working at 17.5 hours a day on average a woman earn per hour is 0.59 sen. A woman in

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