Student Resources: History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Having Fun: The Economics of Leisure

Created October 18, 2010

By 1900, there were more than 29 million people in the American workforce including men, women, and children. Americans worked an average of 59 hours per week and usually received Saturday afternoons and Sundays off. Many companies provided unpaid leave to their employees. How do you think Americans might have spent their leisure time a century ago?

Type: Student LaunchPad