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Schwartz, Anna Jacobson (11 Nov. 1915–21 June 2012), economist and economic historian, was born Anna Jacobson in the Bronx borough of New York City, the third of five children and second daughter of Hillel Jacobson, a manager in the kosher meat department of Swift and Co., and Pauline Shainmark Jacobson, both immigrants from Eastern Europe. A talented student, Anna Jacobson first became interested in economics at Walton High School in the Bronx. She then enrolled at Barnard College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in ...

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Wolfson, Theresa (19 July 1897–14 May 1972), labor economist and educator, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Adolph Wolfson and Rebecca Hochstein, both Russian immigrants who took in boarders to support their five-member family. Perhaps influenced by the radical political beliefs of her parents, Wolfson, after graduating from Eastern District High School, helped to establish a chapter of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society (precursor to the League for Industrial Democracy) while an undergraduate at Adelphi College, where she began her lifelong study of women, work, industry, and the economy....