Social Effects Of The Industrial Revolution


In pre-industrial society, over 80% of people lived in rural areas.As migrants moved from the countryside, small towns became large cities. By 1850, for the first time in world history, more people in a country (Great Britain) lived in cities than in rural areas.

Living Conditions

Poor living conditions, small homes. Trash and waste all over the ground. A lot of homeless people.

Working Conditions

the working class (who made up 80% of society) had little or no bargaining power with their new employers. Under such dangerous conditions, accidents on the job occurred regularly. Mostly child labor.

Child Labor

Worked in factories, mines, and mills in England. Child labor was the cheapest labor, the small children were put in small places because they could squeeze into small spaces. Children were heavily employed in the first factories in history. They were paid 1/10 of what men were paid.

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