Child Labor In Victorian England

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While working in a apprenticeship program, after-school, or part time employment can build character, prepare for kids for careers, work that exploits kids and interferes with their education is seen as a social problem. Child labor is a kind of labor that includes children. It is a way for the adults in Victorian England to not do work and make kids or their own children do the work for them. Child labor in Victorian England was a way of getting work done and to pay less because they are kids. Poverty is one of the most important reasons kids were put to work in Victorian England. During this time many families needed more income. Local traditions may also support child labor. In some places there is a tradition of bonded labor, in which a poor family receives an advance payment from an employ and then hands over a kid to work off the debt. Readers see “In many cultures it’s believed that children should learn and participate in the trade of their parents, even if it’s strenuous” (Britannica library). This means in different cultures they believe that kids are equal to adults.…show more content…
Schooling, as an alternative to work, is simply not available in some areas. Gender or ethnic discrimination can play a role if girls or members of minority groups are put to work because they are considered not worthy of education than boys or members of the higher group. In the article readers see “Employers often actively recruit children because they can be paid lower wages than adults and are easier to control” (Britannica library). This means that they recruit kids just to pay the kids less and to control
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