Working Conditions During The Industrial Revolution

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The industrial revolution was an incredibly difficult time to be a factory or mine worker. With the textiles and mining industries still in their early stages, labour laws were loose and working conditions ranged from uncomfortable to downright dangerous. As Britain transitioned from an agrarian society to an industrial one, throngs of people found themselves out of work and seeking jobs. Employers could set wages as low as they wanted, since people were so desperate that they would work for very little money. Employees were expected to work for 14 to 16 hours a day and were payed only 10 cents an hour, if they were lucky. Women and children were often payed only a third of what men were. The working conditions of both mines and factories

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