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in productive work, while remaining free and fully able to exercise
their special function of childbearing.
(_b_) Each personally to receive her individual share of the social
Two Summaries of the lectures and discussions arising out of Part I.
were issued for private circulation in 1910. Copies, 1d. each, can now
be procured through the Fabian Office, 3 Clement's Inn, W.C.
Fifteen papers of the Historical Series, Part II., Division I, have
already been given, and the subjects considered in them have nearly
covered the field of material at present available for the rough
preliminary enquiry, in which the Group has led the way. When the
series is finished, it is hoped to shape the material into essay form
The present volume is the outcome of lectures and discussions arising
out of Part II., Division 2. It is hoped that it may prove to be
the first of a Series dealing with this part of the investigations
undertaken by the Women's Group.
LATEST CENSUS RETURNS OF WOMEN WORKERS IN THE SEVEN PROFESSIONS
CONSIDERED IN THIS BOOK
Total. Unmarried. Married. Widowed.
I. Teachers 187,283 171,480 11,798 4,005
II. Physicians, Surgeons 477 382 76 19
and Registered Practitioners
III. Midwives, Sick Nurses, 83,662 55,288 11,867 16,507
IV. Poor Law, Municipal, 19,437 14,439 2,514 2,484
Parish, etc., Officers
V. National Government 31,538 25,843 3,410 2,285
VI. Commercial or Business 117,057 114,429 1,733 895
VII. Actresses 9,171 5,259 3,540 372
In a volume which may be issued by the Census Office in February, some
sub-divisions of the above headings will be made. Thus (1) teachers
employed by Local Authorities will be separated from those in other
schools; (2) the number of dentists (not included above) will be
given; (3) the number of midwives will be shown separately; (4) Poor
Law will be distinguished from other Local Government Service; (5)
Post Office Servants will be distinguished from other Civil Servants;
(6) clerks will, as far as possible, be classified according to the
industry with which they are connected; (7) actresses in music-halls
will, as far as possible, be distinguished from those in theatres.
[Footnote 1: In connection with these returns of 1911, it must be
remembered that a large number of women workers resisted the census in
that year as a protest against their exclusion from citizenship.
The above figures are, therefore, though official, unavoidably an