Child Labor during the Industrial Revolution

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Child Labor during the Industrial Revolution

Post  Alicia M. on Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:00 am

During the Industrial Revolution, a lot of work was done by machines, but people were also necessary in industries. This is why child labor was common in factories. The two most common forms of child labor are "Parish apprentice children" and "free labour children". The “Parish apprentice children” were some of the first children to be brought into the factory setting. These were children had been taken in by the government and placed in orphanages. Factory owners would take those children a provide their feeding, housing, etc, in exchange for the children's work in their factories. In that case, they were payed very little since the compensation in basic needs was considered enough. About one-third of the workers in industries, during 1784, were children. These children had to work in unhealthy conditions, for as long as 14 hours per day, and harsh punishments if the work wasn't done properly or too slow. By using children, factory owners made huge profite.
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Post  Vasilisa on Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:23 am

It was horrible, and even if the kids wouldn't get killed in their jobs, their health would be horrible from all of the smoke.

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Post  Mira W. on Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:40 pm

I researched some stories about child labor, and to my horror, got several detailed accounts of child death. Many consisted of the child having been caught in a machine that crushed them, slowly pulling them in and smashing their bones until they were flat... their mangled bodies spread in bits and pieces all over the machine. (Sorry for the gore.) One thing I desperately hope for is that it wasn't child workers that later cleaned these machines... How could anyone allow children to die in this way for money??
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Post  Romane D. on Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:40 pm

It is really sad to see this, and it was specially since the Industrial Revolution that child labor became something very common. The owners of the factories had an incredible benefit because they payed the employes with a coin of the factory, which meant that they could only buy things off the factory that they worked at. So for the owners, they made huge profit because all of the money that they paid their employes with would come back to them. We still see child labor in many countries and it's just horrifying because I don't understands how humans don't have a soul to realize that it's wrong and not fair. Great topic alicia!
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terrible

Post  Gloria H. on Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:37 pm

this is such a horrifying fact that the children had to go trough labor in such extreme mesures, the saddest thing is that that big factories in mostly asia still enforce and act upon child labor.

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