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Bailey Knotts

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Child Labor Child Labor in Europe During the Industrial Revolution Child Labor Today: ~During the Industrial Revolution in Europe, child labor was very common. Children as young as six years old would be placed in factories or other places of work to be put to work. These kids put in hard hours for little to no pay.
~Reasons for the prevalent child labor during this time was poverty, the family sent their children to work because they desperately needed the income. Another explanation is that work was a traditional and customary, parents had worked when they were young and required their children to do the same.
~Eventually, the problem was recognized and the act became seen as a social problem and political issue. ~In our society today, this form of child labor is totally non-existent. ~Children at the age of 6 only have the responsibility of going to school. At the age of 15 or 16 is when a "child" begins to provide labor and work. ~Some younger children may have chores at home, such as doing dishes, feeding the family dog, or making their bed, but this is the closest form of child labor we get in society today. "Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time. " - Grace Abbott vs
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