Child Labor In The Industrial Revolution

Good Essays
ntroduction The term “child labor” generally refers to children who work to produce a good or a service which can be sold for money in the marketplace regardless of whether or not they are paid for their work.[] During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries Great Britain became the first country to industrialize. Because of this, it was also the first country where the nature of children’s work changed so dramatically that child labor became seen as a social problem and a political issue. The child labor apprentices was began widely and increased when industrial era began especially on textile field of economy. Most of the child apprentices were…show more content…
This is how the child labor become the labor widely especially on the factory of textile ,because on that time the demand of child labor are high. So that, this assignment will discuss about the child labor before and after industrialization era, wages and hours their working, treatment to child labor, the movement to regulate them, the extend and demand of child labor, influence of child labor laws and the decline of child labor.

Part 2 : Child labor in Industrial Revolution on 18 C.

2.1 Child labor before and after industrialization

The child labor actually existed before the industrialization era but not as hard as their work on industrial revolution era. Some of children that born on business family will help their family business and will get trained. For example, hat making, dress making , poetry and shoe making. In addition, Children that lived on farms will worked with animals, in the fields planting seeds, pulling weeds and picking the ripe crop. The boys will looked after the sheeps, draught animal and cattle while the girls will milked the cows and looked after the chicken. While, the children who worked in
…show more content…
Children as young as six years old during the industrial revolution worked hard hours for little or no pay. Children sometimes worked up to 19 hours a day, with a one-hour total break. This was a little bit on the extreme, but it was not common for children who worked in factories to work 12-14 hours with the same minimal breaks. Not only were these children subject to long hours, but also, they were in horrible conditions. There’s large, heavy, and dangerous equipment was very common for children to be using or working near. Many accidents occurred injuring or killing children on the job. Not until the Factory Act of 1833 did things improve. Children were paid only a fraction of what an adult would get, and sometimes factory owners would get away with paying them nothing. Orphans were the ones subject to this slave-like labor. The factory owners justified their absence of payroll by saying that they gave the orphans food, shelter, and clothing. The children who did get paid were paid very little and not suitable on what their works for.[
Get Access