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Report on Child Labor - Massachusetts Commission, 1867
A Massachusetts commission in 1867 issued a report recommending legislation to improve the conditions of child labor. Part of the report appears here.

Massachusetts Commission. Reports of Commissioners on the Hours of Labor. BOSTON: WRIGHT & POTTER, STATE PRINTERS, 1867. Web. 29 Mar. 2016.

All of the following are points argued in paragraph 6 (lines 27-37) EXCEPT:


If the work day is reduced to ten hours, the employees would be more skilled.


Too many hours worked in a day causes low morale in the employees.


Child laborers would eventually take over all of the adult positions in factories.


More upper class citizens would be inclined to seek out work in factories if the working hours were reduced and conditions improved.

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