child labor



the gainful employment of children below an age determined by law or custom.

Origin of child labor

First recorded in 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of child labor

  • When a federal law passed curtailing the child-labor abuses, there was finally an opportunity for kids to act their age.

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    Who Invented the ‘Teenager’?

    Nina Strochlic

    March 14, 2014

Historical Examples of child labor