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The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school.

 
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Grace Abbott
Grace Abbott
  • Born: November 17, 1878
  • Died: June 19, 1939
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Social Worker

Grace Abbott was an American social worker who specifically worked in improving the rights of immigrants and advancing child welfare, especially the regulation of child labor. Her elder sister, Edith Abbott, who was a social worker, educator and researcher, had professional interests that often complemented those of Grace's.