Let the Kids Work | Foundation for Economic Education

And there is a fundamental historical error associated with all these nightmare images of the past. What the photos don’t reveal is that it was the market, not the government that reduced and nearly eliminated full-time grueling child labor. Corey Iacono lists the myth to the contrary as one of the greatest of all time, and cites the professional historian consensus: “Industrialization and economic growth brought rising incomes, which allowed parents the luxury of keeping their children out of the workforce

Source: Let the Kids Work | Foundation for Economic Education

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