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dc.contributor.authorBowden, Bradley
dc.contributor.authorPenrose, Beris
dc.contributor.editorDeborah Powell
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:11:00Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:11:00Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2007-08-07T04:37:59Z
dc.identifier.issn08156409
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/13999
dc.description.abstractBetween 1880 and 1907, child labour assumed a significance in Ausralia that overshadowed anything that came before or has come since. This reflected three factors. First, almost half the population was under 21years of age. Second, various industries could manage with low-cost, low-productivity labour. Finally, poor households valued child earnings. Of these three factors, the first was the most significant. Factories and education Acts, where passed, were ineffective in restricting the employment of children under unsafe working conditions. The decline in the incidence of child labour was primarily associated with a maturing of the nation's demographic profile. By 1907, there were far fewer children than previously. The operation of Commonwealth and state industrial courts also worked in favour of adult males. This article links the OHS consequences of child labour around the time of Federation with the emerging OHS risk that are evident today.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCCH/Wolters Kluwer
dc.publisher.placeNorth Ryde
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom127
dc.relation.ispartofpageto135
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.titleThe origins of child labour in Australia: a health and safety perspective
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resources
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBowden, Bradley


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