Inquiry Regarding Standards of Living

A two-page letter from the Factory Investigating Commission requesting information on cost of living in recipient's community. The letter asks the recipient to calculate the income necessary to support a young woman living independently, a young man living independently, an adult woman living independently, an adult man living independently, and a family of five. The letter was part of the Commission's wage investigation and discussion of a potential minimum wage law.
circa 1913
New York State Archives. Factory Investigating Commission. Wage investigation planning and research files, 1913-1914. A3011-77, Box 1, Folder 3, No. 5.
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New York