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child labour

noun
1.
the full-time employment of children below a minimum age laid down by statute
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  • The last chapter closed on the darkest scene in the long history of child labour in this country.

    Boy Labour and Apprenticeship Reginald Arthur Bray
  • The raising of the age of child labour, with a view to its ultimate extinction.

    British Socialism J. Ellis Barker
  • According to figures relating to 1900 the dependence on child labour in the Southern States is very striking.

  • That is one of the fruits, one of the benefits of the cruelest kind of child labour.

    West Wind Drift George Barr McCutcheon
  • The cure for child labour is justice to the father, and justice to the father is his full share of the good things of life.

    From the Bottom Up Alexander Irvine
  • Many of them accepted restrictions on the hours of child labour.

  • The demand for labour had given rise to appalling abuses, especially in the matter of child labour.

    Victorian Worthies George Henry Blore
  • Regulation still leaves rampant many of the evils of child labour.

    Boy Labour and Apprenticeship Reginald Arthur Bray
  • It was in this way that regulation of child labour began, and indeed has continued down to the present time.

    Boy Labour and Apprenticeship Reginald Arthur Bray
  • Thus has grown up the regulation of child labour and the Acts relating to factories and workshops.

    Boy Labour and Apprenticeship Reginald Arthur Bray

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