Children and Labor, 1910-1920

JF Ptak Science Books  Quick Post


Welcome to the not-too-distant past, the era of my grandmother, when in 1910 50% or more of 10 to 13 year-old boys in Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina were working, and working at real jobs.  There does seem to be a remarkable change in the employment situation in the next census of 1920.  

[The maps below appear in Statistical Atlas of the United States, prepared by Charles S. Sloane, published in Washington, 1925, plates 230 and 232.]

See some earlier posts on child labor: 

among others…

Maps employment children238

Child work--childs creed


Maps of the proportion of females 10 to 13 years of age engaged in gainful occupations, 1920:


Maps employment children239


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