Ford Motor Company’s Sociological Department

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One of Henry Ford’s more disturbing activites was the rise of the Sociological Department.

Before Ford Motor Company’s Sociological Department Intervention
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After Ford Motor Company’s Sociological Department Intervention

The Sociological Department of the Ford Motor Company was organized in March, 1913, and oversaw a broad array of social benefits for Ford employees, including assistance in living in well-maintained single-family homes as opposed to small apartments. After the announcement of the Five Dollar Day in 1914, the Sociological Department was responsible for determining if employees’ personal lives and personal habits made them eligible for the full wage. This phase of the Department’s activities terminated with the reorganization of the company in 1920

Ford Motor Company’s Sociological Department however went to even murkier depths as you can read here on Jalopnik

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