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Available evidence suggests that schoolmasters consistently tended to be paid more than schoolmistresses, regardless of class size and subjects taught, a differential that was magnified when one considers that masters in outharbors were permitted time off in the summer to go fishing if required (see Table 4.6) .160 This differential was grounded in the middle-class assumption that men were primary income earners and required higher salaries than women, who were seen as secondary income earners.
In various outharbors along the southern Avalon, they began to live productive lives within family units and providing essential services to the growing fishing population.
There is strong evidence of Irish women migrating as part of family units to join the fishery at Cape Broyle and Caplin Bay in the late 1700s and early 1800s,23 and this was likely reflective of much female immigration to smaller outharbors in the area, where there would have been less demand for female servants than in more established and populous centers such as Ferryland, Bay Bulls, and Renews.