Labor Reforms In Britain & Beyond
By. King C. Francisco C.
Indian workers on strike.
Leaders in favor of Reforms
Noted for his work to reform the poor laws and improve sanitary conditions and public health.
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Scottish Moral Philosopher. on the side of laborers to the issue that mattered most to them: Higher Wages are preferred to lower wages.
Affects in Britain and the World
Social, Economic, Political
Social- Influenced by the enlightenment, the main goal was to make society better for the poor and working class
Economic- The reform movement started because the rich were getting richer and the poor were getting poorer.
Political- Mines Act(1842) which prohibited children under 12 years old to work in mines.
Social- Government ownership helps eliminate gretty business owners
Economic- increased wealth in industrialized countries
Political- created idea that government action should promote policies that do the most good for the most people.