Children's Work and Welfare, 1780-1890

Children's Work and Welfare, 1780-1890

by Pamela Horn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521552842

ISBN-13: 9780521552844

Pub. Date: 08/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the scale and nature of child employment in Britain and the changing attitude of society toward it in the years between 1780 and 1890. It studies the efforts of philanthropists and the State to regulate and improve the lives and employment conditions of young workers.

Overview

This book examines the scale and nature of child employment in Britain and the changing attitude of society toward it in the years between 1780 and 1890. It studies the efforts of philanthropists and the State to regulate and improve the lives and employment conditions of young workers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521552844
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Series:
New Studies in Economic and Social History Series, #25
Pages:
85
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: 1780s–1850s; 2. The impact of industrialisation: 1780–1850s; 3. Rescue and reform: 1830–67; 4. Work and welfare: 1868–80s; Conclusion: the working-class child in the 1880s; Appendices; Select Bibliography; Index.

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