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Jane Addams

1889 - Jane Addams founded Hull House in Chicago. “Settlement houses” such as Hull House provide a setting for university-educated women in volunteering to improve conditions in the crowded, impoverished cities.

1893 - Illinois’ Bureau of Labor hired Hull House to gather statistics on wages in Chicago. Hull House residents conducted surveys to gather the data. 

In 1895, Jane Addams and the women of Hull House published their findings in Hull House Maps and Papers, a ground-breaking study of the poor neighborhoods around Hull House. The Hull House maps showed income and ethnicity in different colors.

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