Graph of Percentage of Teens Ages 14-18 Enrolled in School, 1910

Many immigrant teenagers dropped out of school in order to work. Teenage workers often gave their wages to their parents, in order to help pay for their families’ rent, food, and clothing. Teenagers worked in the same types of jobs as their parents, such as sewing clothing, digging tunnels, mining, or farming.


Source | Adapted from Susan Cotts Watkins, ed., After Ellis Island: Newcomers and Natives in the 1910 Census (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1994).
Creator | American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning
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Item Type | Quantitative Data
Cite This document | American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, “Graph of Percentage of Teens Ages 14-18 Enrolled in School, 1910,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed September 22, 2014, http://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1849.