Graphing the Phenomenon 001: Child Labor 1920

NPR Reporter Lam Thuy Vo graphed the number of child workers in 1920. It shows that a million children (age 10-15) worked “largely in factories and on farms”. “About half worked on family farms. The rest did everything else, working in factories, trained as apprentices, and served as messenger,” analysed by Vo. The data is from a chapter entitled “Children in Gainful Occupation” from the 1920 Census Information in the database of United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce. This document collects numerous census data regarding population, agriculture, forest products,  housing, and several other fields.  The original article is from NPR’s Planet Money


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