Working Conditions

Why it was bad

It wasn't good for the following...

  • Low pay for country workers, and only seasonal work.
  • City workers had terrible conditions, slums, dangerous machines, etc.
  • Workers overworked by 12 to 16 hrs
  • City workers had lots of pollution in the air, and in the streets
  • Sewer systems weren't around yet, making disease easy to contract


  • Made wages higher
  • Had an age limit for workers and hours
  • Workers had reforms (strikes)
  • Conditions improved after time
  • Owners were reasonable