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Childhood and child labour in the British industrial revolution.

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Quantitative and qualitative analysis of a large number of autobiographies by working men who lived through the industrial revolution has demonstrated that there was an upsurge in child labour in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries with children's work entrenched in traditional sectors as well as spreading in newly mechanized factories and workshops. I have interpreted this rise in terms of the appearance of a new equilibrium in the early industrial economy with more and younge...

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Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing
Journal:
Economic History Review More from this journal
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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ISSN:
0013-0117
Language:
English
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uuid:aa67991e-f531-4e9a-9f2b-2c4d417ac299
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oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15444
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2013-04-20

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