I read a study some years ago that found that young people who worked at low-paying jobs had a lowered work ethic, because of their experience that hard work bought such meager rewards.
Posted on February 18, 2011 by Matthew Desmond
Jane Cunningham (R – West County) believes Missouri kids need to improve their work ethic so she’s sponsoring a bill (SB 222) that would repeal much of the state’s child labor laws.
According to the bill’s official summary, children under the age of 14 would no longer be barred from employment. They’d also be able to work all hours of the day, no longer need a work permit from their school and be able to work at motels and resorts so long as they’re given a place to lay their weary heads each night. Moreover, businesses that employ children would no longer be subject to inspections from the Division of Labor Standards.