1. What is the family wage system? How was the family wage system an important factor in increasing child labor? Compare and contrast how the family wage system operated in TWO of the industries you read about. In what ways did the family wage system reflect the realities of families? In which ways did it not?

Essay instruction:
You must answer all 3 questions in complete essay format. There are three reading materials you need to read first. (chapter2,7,8 from the Hindman’s book”Child labor: An American HIstory”) The reading materials are in additional files. For each question, you will be graded on both substantive contents (meaning how well you demonstrate your understanding of the material) and also how you present and organize your response. You want to be thoughtful and complete in your responses. Don’t use direct quotes from the reading material and the notes of chapter7&8. (notes can help you better understand the reading materials, it’s also in additional files) Think through and put things in your own words. Each essay has several parts so be sure to answer EACH part of the question. You need to write 2 pages for per essay question.There are 3 essay questions below:
(chapter 2)
2. The authors point to the importance of Industrialization, in which there was a transition from a household which produces its goods to a household that consumes goods which are then produced in the marketplace. This transition occurred over several stages from pure house holding to factory production. Trace and explain some of the main stages that were discussed in the readings AND how this impacted the growth of child labor. (chapter 2)
3. How was work for children in the industries gendered? To answer this question, select two of the industries (one that was dominated by boys and one that was dominated by girls) we studied and talk about the main tasks of that work and the differences in the work performed by boys and girls. Why were boys the primary workforce in particular industries and girls in other industries? What does this say about gender expectations? (chapter7&8)