Factory Legislation In Pennsylvania Volume 19; Its History And Administration

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byJames Lynn Barnard

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. Ch1ld Labor Code. We come now, in this and the following chapter, to a discussion of that portion of the factory law which relates to child labor. Minimum Age of Child Labor. Section 2. No child under fourteen years of age shall be employed in any establishment. Pennsylvania has at last joined a goodly company of commonwealths' which have not feared to raise the minimum working age to fourteen. As already seen, the restriction applies to all occupations except domestic service, farm labor, and the selling of newspapers outside of school hours. If enforced, this ensures an elementary education for every boy and girl. For the bright student it means the completion of the grammar school; for the plodder, the end of the fifth or sixth year above the kindergarten. It would be of great interest, if statistics were available to aid us in forming an estimate, to know for how many children the invaluable schooldays were at once prolonged one year by this farsighted enactment. In the practical interpretation of this new minimum age limit Captain Delaney wisely determined not to interfere with those child workers who had secured an employment certificate under the old law, provided no proof were forthcoming that the old certificate had been obtained through perjury for a child then under thirteen. At the end of one year from the passage of the act--t. e., after May 2, 1906--this exemption would expire, all working children having presumably reached the age of fourteen years. When we come to sections 5 and 6 we shall discover how this section is enforced. 'See the National Consumers' League Handbook for 1906. p. 5. 'Newsboys should be regulated by police ordinance in the cities of the state, as they are in New York City, where each boy secures his permit fr...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. Ch1ld Labor Code. We come now, in this and the following chapter, to a discussion of that portion of the factory law...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217833764

ISBN - 13:9780217833769

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