Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The state of Toronto factory workers and their families, 1921

 The total weekly expense estimate below ($25.47) did not include transportation, clothing, furniture, savings or entertainment. 
Pretty grim.
Taken from The Condition of the Working Class in Toronto 1900 to 1921 by Michael Piva
University of Ottawa Press, 1979

1 comment:

The Duke said...

And this was before provincial health plans, so you were on the hook for any medical bills and expenses.