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Table 93.- Location of wives of foreign-born employees, by race of husband.

(STUDY OF EMPLOYEES.)

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The disposition manifested by employees of foreign birth to return to their native lands for visits of varying duration after designated periods of residence in this country is considered in the table next presented. It shows, by sex and race, the number of visits abroad made by foreign-born employees.

Table 94.— Visits abroad made by foreign-born employees, by ser and race.

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The range in ages of employees is exhibited in the following table, which shows, by sex and general nativity and race, the percentage of employees within each specified age group.

TABLE 95.- Per cent of employees within each age group, by sex and general nativity and

race.

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(This table includes only races with 80 or more persons reporting. The totals, however, are for all races.)

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Of 4,325 employees reporting, 73.4 per cent are from 14 to 19, 19 per cent are from 20 to 24, 4.2 per cent are from 25 to 29, 1.2

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cent are from 30 to 34, 1.3 per cent are from 35 to 44, 0.6 per cent are from 45 to 54 and 0.3 per cent are 55 years of age or over. The employees who are native-born of foreign father show the highest percentage who are from 14 to 19 years of age, the native whites born of native father, and the foreign-born following in somewhat smaller proportions. The native whites born of native father show the greatest proportion who are from 20 to 24 years of age, followed by the nativeborn of foreign father and the foreign-born, in the order mentioned. The foreign-born show the highest per cent who are from 25 to 29, 35 to 44, 45 to 54, and · 55 years of age or over, followed by the native whites born of native father and the native-born of foreign father, the later showing no persons who are 55 years of age or

Of the foreign-born employees the Poles show a considerably higher percentage than the Germans who are from 14 to 19 years of age, while the Germans show the highest percentage in all of th other specified age groups. Of the native-born of foreign father the employees whose fathers were born in Austria-Hungary show the highest percentage who are from 14 to 19 years of age, and the employees whose fathers were born in Ireland the lowest percentage in this group. The employees whose fathers were born in Ireland show the highest percentage who are from 20 to 24, from 25 to 29, from 35 to 44, and from 45 to 54 years of age, while the employees whose fathers were born in Germany show the highest percentage who were from 30 to 34. No employees whose fathers were born in AustriaHungary are over 25 years of age and no employees whose fathers were born in Russia and Wales are over 30

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No employees whose fathers were born in England or Germany are over 45 years of age, and no Irish are over 55 years of age. The female employees show a higher percentage than do the males of persons from 14 to 19 and from 20 to 24 years of age, while the male employees show the highest percentage in each succeeding age group.

CHAPTER V.

GENERAL PROGRESS AND ASSIMILATION.

Citizenship---Ability to speak English -- [Text Tables 96 and 97 and General Tables

67 to 69).

CITIZENSHIP.

The extent to which the foreign-born employees in Pennsylvania have acquired or manifested an interest in attaining citizenship is set forth in the following table, which shows their present political condition:

Table 96.- Present political condition of foreign-born male employees who have been in

the l'nited States 5 years or over and who were 21 years of age or over at time of coming, by race.

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(By years in the l'nited States is meant years since first arrival in the United States.)

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The table next presented shows, by sex and race, the percentage of foreign-born employees of non-English-speaking races who were able to speak English.

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