Magazine article Workforce

Update on the War against Child Labor

Magazine article Workforce

Update on the War against Child Labor

Article excerpt

The December issue of The American Child, the organ of the National Child Labor Committee, gives the following resume of the year 1922 and plans for 1923:

The two outstanding events in the past year are the publication of the 1920 census child labor statistics-on which we have commented in the November issue-and the decision of the United States Supreme Court declaring the federal child labor tax law unconstitutional. Our August issue indicated the effect of this decision on the public as reflected in the press and contained a statement of the organization of the Permanent Conference for the Abolition of Child Labor, which was formed to consider what measure could be taken to meet the situation created by the Supreme Court decision. We are now supporting the bill for a child labor amendment drafted at this conference. It was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Medill McCormick and is known as Senate Joint Resolution 232.

Legislation for 1922: Eleven states met in regular session. The most important state legislation on child labor and kindred subjects is briefly summarized as follows:

Kentucky adopted several constructive educational measures and enacted a law to create a child welfare commission to continue the work of the Children's Code Commission.

Maryland established a new Bureau of Child Hygiene in the Department of Health and provided for vocational supervision for mentally retarded children. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.