Graphs of Immigrant Household Relationships by Gender and Ethnicity, 1910

Ellis Island immigrants lived in all sorts of arrangements. If people immigrated by themselves, it was common for them to live as boarders, paying rent, to someone else. Taking in boarders was an important source of income for other immigrant households, especially women whose husbands had died or were absent. Among some immigrant groups, it was common for women to work and live in someone else’s house as a servant.


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, “Graphs of Immigrant Household Relationships by Gender and Ethnicity, 1910,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed July 25, 2014, http://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1850.