The rise and decline of children's labour participation levels during the early stages of industrialisation. Catalonia (1850-1925)

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Cuadernos de Historia Contemporanea, 2002; també a: Kristpffel Lieten and Elise van Nederven Meerkerk (eds.) , Peter Lang, forthcoming
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dc.contributor.author Camps, Enriqueta
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.issued 2003-05-01
dc.identifier.citation Cuadernos de Historia Contemporanea, 2002; també a: Kristpffel Lieten and Elise van Nederven Meerkerk (eds.) , Peter Lang, forthcoming
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/747
dc.description.abstract This article aims to analyse the reasons for the intensive use of child labour in the 19th century and its subsequent decline in the first third of the 20th century in the context of an economy with a highly flexible labour supply like that of Catalonia. During the second half of the 19th century,factors relating to family economies, such as numerous families and low wages for adults, along with the technologies of the time that required manual labour resources, would appear to explain the intensive use of child labour to the detriment of schooling. The technological changes that occurred during the first third of the 20th century, the demographic transition and adult wage increase (for both men and women) explain the schooling of children up to the age of 15 and the consequent practical abolition of child labour in that new era of economic modernisation.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 697
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dc.title The rise and decline of children's labour participation levels during the early stages of industrialisation. Catalonia (1850-1925)
dc.title.alternative Child Labour's Global Past, 1500-2000, New York et alt.
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2014-06-03T07:14:09Z
dc.subject.keyword Economic and Business History
dc.subject.keyword child labour market
dc.subject.keyword human capital
dc.subject.keyword family strategies
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