Child Labor

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59,600 children under age 15 and 13,100 worked in garment sweatshops illegally. Close to 4% of all 12 to 17 year olds working in a given week were illegally employed. They do this because employers save $155 million wages last year by hiring underage children instead of legal workers. In 1938 law set age minimums designed to ease children into working...
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Children under 18, or under 16 on farms, are barred from a list of jobs deemed hazardous. This was all just recently, so can you think of what it used to be like? In the spinning factories, the children would be in the spinning room from 7 o'clock in the morning until 6 o'clock at night. Some people say it's good for children to work, that all children should be industrious...
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