Child Labor In The Victorian Era Essay

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“In India, innocent and poor children are victims of child labor,” Malala Yousafzai. Child labor is when adults force minors, people under 18, to do work for them whether it be for paying of their parents debt or as a form as slavery. In the Victorian Era children were put to strenuous labor but in present day most countries now have laws that deny kids under 16 to have jobs, but some countries allow child labor but more striking evidence is in the similarities between the Victorian Era and present day both having companies lure in children only then forcing them to work. Many things have changed from the Victorian Era including that there are laws in place to stop child labor. “in the eighty years between 1780 and 1830, more than 4,000 local acts were passed and between six and seven million acres or just over twenty percent of the land area of Britain was enclosed,”(,2010). This means that a lot of businesses had child non-paying child labor. Now governments have laws to stop people from putting children to work.So they established the rule, that all poor people should have the alternative (for they would compel nobody, not they,) of being starved by a gradual process in the house, or by a quick one out of it.(Dickens, 1961). This…show more content…
Chimney sweeps were either a unknowing parent sent their children there or they were born into it. Now parents still unknowingly give their children to places where they're not treated correctly or forced to do labor. “Hema has been exploited in bonded labour in India from the age of ten. She has been let down by her family, and abused in the workplace. She is so traumatised that she feels she can never trust anyone again.” This Indian girl was forced into bonded labor which is when someone can't pay another person and in this case it was her mother. After her mother got loaned another 20000 rupees she was then sexually
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