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Wage-earning school children

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 04 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:535

A very interesting report on wage-earning school children has been prepared for the Manchester Education Committee. Inquiries have been made from the head teachers of the 159 elementary schools in the city on the employment of children out of school hours. Over 3,000 school children are at work, and their hours of labour range from a minimum of 1 a week to a maximum of 68¼. More than 200 work from …

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