Interesting finds from the 1940 census data
Also a then-and-now comparison. Things like: In 1940, fully a quarter of the economy was manufacturing. Today it’s just shy of 11 percent. Back then, 5 percent of Americans had bachelor’s degrees. Today it’s 28 percent.
This is the one that got me: In 1940, women earned 62 cents for every dollar a man made. Today, it’s still just 74 cents.
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