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child labor

noun
1.
the gainful employment of children below an age determined by law or custom.
Origin of child labor
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • Perhaps you have heard of our efforts to 143 have a child labor bill passed in our State?

    Odd Numbers Sewell Ford
  • He was very influential in improving the conditions of child labor.

  • The history of child labor in the English factories in the nineteenth century throws a suggestive light on this situation.

    The Pivot of Civilization Margaret Sanger
  • "And now a large share of the child labor, too," the other agreed.

    The Boy With the U.S. Census Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • The immigrants are more used to child labor in the old countries.

    A Stake in the Land Peter Alexander Speek

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