Monday, March 31, 2008

The history of working women in Pittsburgh

Wall Street Journal over the weekend had a good writeup on gender workforce/economic/political issues here in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania: In the Gender Wars, By Jonathan Kaufman and Carol Hymowitz.

Which bring up one of the most remarkable quotes I have ever found and use whenever the topic comes up:

(Pittsburgh) will, however, slowly decline unless new industries employing women and those engaged in the production of consumer goods are attracted to the area.

Which is from a report witten by a place called the Econometric Institute based News York City and titled: "Long Range Outlook for the Pittsburgh Industrial Area", stamped February 12, 1947 and was for the Allegheny Conference and the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce.


actually, I will say that again: 1947.


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