Between Wage Labor and Vocation: Child Labor in Dutch Urban Industry, 1600–1800

  title={Between Wage Labor and Vocation: Child Labor in Dutch Urban Industry, 1600–1800},
  author={Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk and Ariadne Schmidt},
  journal={Journal of Social History},
  pages={717 - 736}
Although child labor was a widespread phenomenon in the pre-industrial Dutch economy, we do not know very much about it. This article aims to expand our knowledge by looking at children's work in several urban industries in the Dutch Republic. By investigating the kind of economic activities children performed, their starting age, working and living conditions and the amount of training they received, we want to typify pre-industrial child labour more specifically. Did children's work serve as… 

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