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The rise and decline of children's labour participation levels during the early stages of industrialisation. Catalonia (1850-1925);
Child Labour's Global Past, 1500-2000, New York et alt.
Camps, Enriqueta
Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
This article aims to analyse the reasons for the intensive use of childlabour in the 19th century and its subsequent decline in the first thirdof the 20th century in the context of an economy with a highly flexiblelabour supply like that of Catalonia. During the second half of the 19thcentury,factors relating to family economies, such as numerous familiesand low wages for adults, along with the technologies of the time thatrequired manual labour resources, would appear to explain the intensiveuse of child labour to the detriment of schooling. The technologicalchanges that occurred during the first third of the 20th century, thedemographic transition and adult wage increase (for both men and women)explain the schooling of children up to the age of 15 and theconsequent practical abolition of child labour in that new era ofeconomic modernisation.
Economic and Business History
child labour market
human capital
family strategies
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