why children work – mcclure
Nikhil posts this on fb:
In 1909, Chicago factory inspector Helen Todd asked 500 working children in 20 factories aged fourteen to sixteen the question: “If your father had a good job and you didn’t have to work, which would you rather do — go to school or work in a factory?”
A staggering 412 out of 500 said the latter, because factory work was more satisfying than the “monotony, humiliation, and even sheer cruelty” they experienced in school.
he found it via Alfie, via http://books.google.com/books/about/McClure_s_Magazine.html?id=65NEAQAAIAAJ
these are just bits and pieces – take a read for yourself….