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The act that shaped the gender of industrial mining: Unintended impacts of the British mines act of 1842 on women's status in the industry

Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala

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In the 19th century, public outrage over poor working conditions of children in underground coal mines in the UK led to the enactment of the Mines and Collieries Act 1842. It prohibited boys under the age of ten and all females from laboring in underground mines. This Act wiped out the long and impressive history of women’s labor in the mining industry, and pushed women into more insecure areas of work. Later, during the 1920s and 1930s, this Act became the model for the International Labour...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/186489
Source: The Extractive Industries and Society
DOI: 10.1016/j.exis.2019.02.011

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