Child labour has important demographic and social-economic implications for developing countries like india many provisions have been made in the constitution of the country to promote the welfare and development of children. Child labor and the british industrial revolution and especially during the holiday season when the conventional view of child labor in early industrial england finds its way into our hearts and homes through charles dickens's classic a christmas carol) and the necessary labour was provided by the importation of cartloads of pauper. Child labour is evil, says aimé bada, a defender of minors' rights from senegal but it is a necessary evil, because without the income the children earn in the poorest countries of the world, the. Child labor today is still apart of many economies 59,600 of the workers in the us are under 14 and many other countries have huge child labor troubles child labor came from the industrial revolution and is still around today.
The fair labor standards act of 1938, which for the first time set national minimum wage and maximum hour standards for workers in interstate commerce, also placed limitations on child labor in effect, the employment of children under sixteen years of age was prohibited in manufacturing and mining.
Child labour played an important role in the industrial revolution from its outset, often brought about by economic hardship the children of the poor were expected to contribute to their family income. Positive sides of child labor are: children can contribute to family income, working children can pay tuition fees,children can help in family business, to reduce the cost of production and labor shortage.
In 1924, congress proposed a constitutional amendment prohibiting child labor, but the states did not ratify it then, in 1938, congress passed the fair labor standards act it fixed minimum ages of 16 for work during school hours, 14 for certain jobs after school, and 18 for dangerous work. The significance of child labor during the industrial revolution was attached to both the changes in the nature of child labor and the extent to which children were employed in the factories cunningham (1990) argues that the idleness of children was more a problem during the industrial revolution than the exploitation resulting from employment.
A new workforce during the industrial revolution introduction | wages and hours | treatment | movements to regulate child labor | conclusion | bibliography when the industrial revolution first came to britain and the us, there was a high demand for labor. This made child labour the labour of choice for manufacturing in the early phases of the industrial revolution between the 18th and 19th centuries in england and scotland in 1788, two-thirds of the workers in 143 water-powered cotton mills were described as children” child labour is way cheaper than adult labour.
Child labor and the british industrial revolution friday, october 23, 2009 “free labour” children were those who lived at home but worked during the day in factories at the insistence of their parents or guardians and the necessary labour was provided by the importation of cartloads of pauper children from the workhouses of the.