Summary of the Report on Condition of Woman and Child Wage Earners in the United States

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1916 - 445 halaman

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Halaman 224 - Court within this jurisdiction; and for this end they, or the greater number of them, shall have power to take account from time to time of all parents and masters, and of their children, concerning their calling and employment of their children, especially of their ability to read and understand the principles of religion and the capital laws of this country...
Halaman 224 - And it is desired, and will be expected, that all masters of families should see that their children and servants should be industriously employed, so as the mornings and evenings and other seasons may not be lost, as formerly they have been...
Halaman 301 - We cannot drive the females out of the trade, but we can restrict their daily quota of labor through factory laws.
Halaman 13 - That the Secretary of Commerce and Labor be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to investigate and report on the industrial, social, moral, educational, and physical condition of woman and child workers in the United States wherever employed, with special reference to their age, hours of labor, term of employment, health, illiteracy, sanitary and other conditions surrounding their occupation, and the means employed for the protection of their health, persons, and morals.
Halaman 334 - I of the report on the condition of woman and child wageearners in the United States was transmitted to the Senate in June, 1910, and will appear shortly as a Senate document.
Halaman 225 - ... inhabitants of the province. There is an endless variety in the geniuses of men, and it would be to preclude the exertion of the faculties of the mind, to confine them entirely to the simple arts of agriculture. Besides, if these manufactories were conducted as they ought to be, two thirds of the labor of them will be carried on by those members of society who cannot be employed in agriculture, namely, by women and children.
Halaman 225 - ... the raising of Grain should always turn to Account for Exportation, nothing in my Judgement can be more worthy of our Application than to excite the People to the planting of Mulberry Trees, & furnishing themselves with Silk Worm, since it is a Work of which the poorest & feeblest are capable, & Children who can be of little other Service, may here find an Employment suitable to their Years.
Halaman 414 - ... of overtime; the extent to which machinery was used; the extent to which it was safeguarded when used; the subdivision of work and the consequent degree to which the worker's field was narrowed down; the pace at which the work was carried on; provisions for light, ventilation, and comfort — these and many other points depend not upon the worker, not even upon the industry, but very largely upon the attitude of the individual employer.
Halaman 53 - In at least 10 mills, 3 in North Carolina, 6 in South Carolina, and I in Georgia, deliberate and determined efforts were made by mill officials to cover up the actual conditions in regard to child labor. Children were discharged temporarily, sent home for a few hours or a few days, or hidden in entries, in water closets, or in waste boxes; anywhere so that they would not be discovered by the agent when going through the mill.
Halaman 333 - The second is a comprehensive original study of the infant mortality in Fall River, Mass., during one year, in relation to the work of the mother before and after confinement.

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