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Children's work and welfare, 1780-1890

Author: Pamela Horn; Economic History Society.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Series: New studies in economic and social history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Cambridge University Press edView all editions and formats
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This short book provides a succinct account of changes in children's work and welfare in Britain between 1780 and 1890. It examines the scale and the nature of child employment and the changing attitude of society towards it.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Horn; Economic History Society.
ISBN: 0521552842 9780521552844 0521557690 9780521557696
OCLC Number: 32467426
Description: vi, 85 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: 1780-1850s. (i). Differing perspectives of childhood and child employment. (ii). The scale and nature of child employment --
2. The impact of industrialization: 1780-1850s. (i). 'Traditional' employments. (ii). The factory system and textile production. (iii). Mining, metalwork and miscellaneous manufactures --
3. Rescue and reform: 1830-1867. (i). State intervention: its scope and limitations. (ii). Philanthropy and childhood deprivation --
4. Work and welfare: 1868-1880s --
Conclusion: the working-class child in the 1880s.
Series Title: New studies in economic and social history.
Responsibility: prepared for the Economic History Society by Pamela Horn.
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