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UprootedThe Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917$
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Roy Parker

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420145

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420145.001.0001

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Canadian Demand for Child Labour

Canadian Demand for Child Labour

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(p.129) eight Canadian Demand for Child Labour
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Uprooted
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Roy Parker

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420145.003.0008

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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