Child labor and women

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Child labor and women's rights The National Child Labor Committee coordinated a movement to address the exploitation of children.  One of the most effective weapons in its campaign were photographs taken by Lewis Hine that  showed boys and girls as young as eight years of age working with dangerous equipment in coal  mines and factories. By 1910, many states had enacted legislation establishing the minimum legal  age when children could work (between 12 and 16) and the maximum length of a workday or week. It  is not clear, however, what had more of an impact on child labor — these laws or the state  compulsory school attendance requirements that were becoming more widespread at the same time.  Progressives also wanted to limit how long women could work, arguing that long hours in a factory  were detrimental to a woman's well being. The Supreme Court agreed in 
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