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the great depression: child labor in the 1930's

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by Katelyn Dearth on 12 October 2012

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Transcript of the great depression: child labor in the 1930's

How did the child labor affect the lives of the children? Child Labor in the 1930's finish: start: How did the factories affect the children? what were the children responsible for in the factories? How many hours did the children have to work? How many hours did the children have to work? Did the job affect the child's health? How many children generally worked in the factories? What was the children's monthly wage? What was the age group of the children? Did the children get time off? How did the parents feel about it? Did the children get an education? How did the children personally feel about working? -some lost limbs
-girls got scalped
-boys lost fingers in the coal mines
-crushed or smothered to death in the mines -match, nail, textile factories
-iron/coal miners, gas plants, shipyards
-farms, chimney sweeper -12 hours or more a day
-60 hours a week -$0.40 - $1.10 a night
-In the later 1930s a $0.40 minimum wage was established -Ages 6-18 -Children working full-time jobs received very little schooling
-Only the wealthy could afford or find time for an education -the parents did not want children working
-so desperate for money -children did not want to work so some ran away and became known as "box car children" -girls had to work around big sowing machines
-boys had to handle large objects that were dangerous
-the more children that worked, the worse the conditions -1.5 to 2 million under 15 years old
-almost 60,000 in New York -could not work before 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m.
-summer vacation: 10 hours instead of 12
-no more than 3 hours if one went to school http://www.history.com/topics/labor/videos#the-fight-to-end-child-labor Relations to "To Kill a Mockingbird" Get the idea of what the children's lives were in the 1930's
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