chapter  6
Rearranging Modern Work: The Young, the Old, and the Female
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Wherever it occurred-in Europe, Japan, or the United States-the Industrial Revolution not only changed work patterns but also introduced new segmentations into the labor force. Some of these, like new divisions between male and female workers, built on differentiations that had been present to some degree in premodern work as well. Others, like the dramatic transformation of children’s roles, were simply revolutionary.