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Excerpt from Bulletin of the Department of Labor: No. 20; January 1899 The primary purpose of this report is not to solve problems present a body of evidence which may be of service in their s The scope of the report is. To give a general survey of t In the first place, the statistics of employment are cons attempt made to show how and why the number of increased, the effect of increasing traffic upon th the extent to which a greater economy of the labor force has'b effected, and the. Classes of employees inﬂuenced by these causes. This connection the status of the employee is considered, the subst tion of female for male labor discussed, and the general condition female labor on railways reviewed. The discussion of wages takes form of a comparison of railway w ison between wages in the railway sideration of the amount of wages p Some emphasis is also laid upon parts of a country, or at differ is also supplemented by a of employees (free lodging, and of the advantages Under the head of Hours of labor the report tistics of the hours of labor in the railway service, th the length of the working day in various countries, and which such regulation has been successful. Statistics 0 free days are also given as far as possible, as well as a co of Sunday labor. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.