Female Mill Workers In England And Japan Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… All of these are great points but the greatest differences have yet to come. The next two documents show the comparison in the Working Conditions. Document #10 Hannah Goode: “It has gone on this six years or more,” gives a detailed description of a daily work life in England from the view point of a sixteen year old girl. The hours she works are about the same as the adults who work in England. The women out number the men in the mill, the youngest person working in the mill is seven years old. The younger children are frequently beaten if they are found asleep while at work. Even after work they must help out at home, and she is for the most part illiterate. Her views are mostly negative towards her entire situation. In Japan as explained in document #11 Am I Happy I Worked in the Mills? A Japanese Survey, shows that the conditions were harsher in Japan. This point of this survey was to find the negative in Japan, but the individual who instituted the survey actually found the opposite of what he expected to find. According to the survey, Japanese women had a much more positive look on their conditions as they worked and lived their lives, and their surroundings. This exactly the opposite to what the women in England felt about their citation. Some additional documents that would have helpful in this area of explaining the differences would be some first hand experiences from the Japanese point of view and a survey of the how the English women felt. These documents prove the difference between the experiences of women mill workers in Japan and England the greatest because they show how the English view was negative even thought they were better off than the women in Japan were, but the Japanese women had a more positive view of

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