"The output by women workers compares very favorably with that of men. There are, of course, certain variations. For example, it requires two women to carry a heavy sack of cement which one man would take over his shoulder; but, on the other hand, some tasks are performed better by women, as the tar-picking above mentioned. On the whole, the women are steadier workers - they do not get drunk over Sundays or 'lay off' for trivial causes...In general, women work better by themselves than with the men - there is less tendency to gossip and more concentration on work... Moreover, they do not often belong to labor unions or go on strike."
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