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Canadian Demand for Child Labour

Roy Parker

in Uprooted

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9781847420145
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304142 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420145.003.0008
Canadian Demand for Child Labour

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There was considerable Canadian demand for British child immigrants throughout the 50 years after Confederation, and it remained at a high level even during periods of economic recession. This chapter begins by exploring the nature of the Canadian farm-family economy in order to appreciate why these demands were so insistent. It then discusses girls as domestic servants, ages and wages, and education for immigrant children.

Keywords: child labourers; child emigration; child immigrants; Canadian farm family; domestic servants; education law

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