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02.07 Social Problems and Solutions ChartResearch three social problems to discover what organizations, resources, or laws are in place now to address these socialproblems.Part 1 – Complete the following chart using information from the lessonSocial Problem ofthe Industrial AgeWhy was there a need for reform for thissocial problem?How was the problem addressed during theIndustrial Age?Was the issue addressedsuccessfully or is it still an issuetoday? Be sure to support youropinion with evidence from thelesson or your research.Children andwomen laborlawsChildren were abused in theirworkplace because they wereyoung and didn’t have someone tospeak up for them. Therefore,many children were givendangerous jobs for long hours andlittle wages. Additionally, women'spay was far less than men's, evendoing the same job. Also, manywomen had to bring their childrento work because they had no oneto take care of them, so many ofthem were put to work too.The problem was addressed bycongress passing the Keating-OwenChild Labor Act, which limited theworking hours of children under 14 infactories, and mines for ages 16 under.Also, settle houses fought and spokeabout child labor laws and womenwages, to cause change.Yes, the issue of child laborlaws was addressedsuccessfully. State laws havestrict laws about childrenworking for long hours andhaving mandatory breaks. I,for example, have to take athirty-minute break every fourhours at work, and I can’twork for more than 35 hours aweek.

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