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Russia's Factory Children: A Review

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Russia’s Factory Children: A Review
Russia’s Factory Children tells the account of the evolving role children played in day to day affairs in the Russian workplace. It covers from just before the industrialization of the Russian society up to the end of the Romanovs in 1917, which is when the Communist Revolution takes place. While it details the laws that would form the perspective of most Russians of towards their own children in the workforce, it also tells of the ever-changing landscape of children’s labor rights and practices. The Author, Boris B. Gorshkov, takes an in depth look into the daily routines, work place environments, lower than adult wages, risks taken, and dangers to ...view middle of the document...

Other reasons were that “parents were willing to send their offspring to emerging factories to gain an apprenticeship” (Gorshkov 45), and the fact that “manufacturers viewed children as more adaptable to the new factory regime and more able to learn to work with new machinery and technology than adults” (Gorshkov 45). While the influx of child labor seemed to benefit not only the families, but the manufacturers as well, new legislation on the horizon would soon change the law of the land.
In 1882, the government starting implementing new laws under pressure from the social elite which now prohibited adolescents under the age of twelve from working in all private industries. The new laws also sought to improve working conditions for all youths, following other industrialized countries’ example. Owners of these industries resisted this new legislation and fought it as much as possible and even though these laws were made, the Russian government did not enforce them thoroughly. This was due to a lack of resources to hire inspectors and for them to inspect the factories for code violations. While this was eventually remedied, some of the children were eventually let go due to slowing economic growth in the 1880s. With the onset of World War I, children were once again encouraged to take up jobs in factories as the government was in dire need of warm bodies to help sustain the economy during the time of war. Things would soon change once again with the looming...

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