History Forum Talk by Prof. Sumner J. LaCroix – Thursday, April 10

The U.H. Mānoa History Department and the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society present:
“Sons, Daughters and Labor Supply in Early Twentieth-Century Hawaiʻi”

A Public Lecture by Prof. Sumner J. La Croix, Department of Economics, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Thursday, April 10th
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Sakamaki Hall A201
History Department Library
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Free and Open to the Public

Prof. La Croix will explore how immigration to Hawaiʻi between 1864 and 1928 transformed its ethnic structure and population size. With Prof. Tim Halliday, U Mānoa Economics Department, Sumner investigates whether high Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and White sex ratios allowed women to negotiate better marriage terms and to allocate more household resources to daughters. Using the 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 Territorial Censuses, the two scholars make suggestions about how those trends affected mothers’ participation in the local labor market.

For information, please contact Prof. Peter Hoffenberg at 956-8497 or peterh@hawaii.edu