Irish female labor

Irish female laborers, when coming to America faced a large set of challenges aquiring work, and disrcimination against Irish immigrants did not help matters. With the influx of Irish immigrants however, Irish women would go on to hold the majority of domestic service jobs.  Unmarried Irish women served as a crucial economic lifeline for family members who remained in Ireland, and it was common for Irish leaders in the US to discourage marriage among female immigrants, since it prevented them from earning wages outside the home.


Andrew Urban