what was life like living during the industrial revolution for woman and children? i know it was bad and they were treated unfairly, but what are specific things? like the unsanitary conditions, where they lived, how big it was, and major conflicts. Also, what were common injuries or illnesses for women and children? just curious, and this would help me understand the chapter better for the test next week.
Large numbers of women and children were employed in the factories of the industrial revolution, especially working in the great textile mills. They were popular with factory owners because they could be paid less than men, and were less likely to make trouble. They usually worked very long hours for very small wages.
Towns expanded rapidly in the industrial revolution, but accomodation was scarce, and most workers lived in crowded conditions, often a whole family just living in one or two rooms. There was little sanitation, and water would normally come from a pump or tap outside.
There were no health and safety regulations, and injuries were quite common, people could easily lose a finger operating some of the machinery for instance.