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child labour

the full-time employment of children below a minimum age laid down by statute
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  • The raising of the age of child labour, with a view to its ultimate extinction.

    British Socialism

    J. Ellis Barker
  • That is one of the fruits, one of the benefits of the cruelest kind of child labour.

    West Wind Drift George Barr McCutcheon
  • Many of them accepted restrictions on the hours of child labour.

  • According to figures relating to 1900 the dependence on child labour in the Southern States is very striking.

  • It was in this way that regulation of child labour began, and indeed has continued down to the present time.

    Boy Labour and Apprenticeship

    Reginald Arthur Bray
  • The last chapter closed on the darkest scene in the long history of child labour in this country.

    Boy Labour and Apprenticeship

    Reginald Arthur Bray
  • Regulation still leaves rampant many of the evils of child labour.

    Boy Labour and Apprenticeship

    Reginald Arthur Bray
  • Thus has grown up the regulation of child labour and the Acts relating to factories and workshops.

    Boy Labour and Apprenticeship

    Reginald Arthur Bray
  • The third class of societies which are at work in this field are those which deal directly with the question of child labour.

    The Spirit of America Henry Van Dyke
  • The demand for labour had given rise to appalling abuses, especially in the matter of child labour.

    Victorian Worthies

    George Henry Blore

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