The Effects of Industrialization (Long term effects (Tax revenues are…
The Effects of Industrialization
Short term effects
Workers lived in city slums packed into one bedroom per family.
Disease ravaged through the city due to people living in such close quarters.
Many jobs were created for workers.
Child labor skyrockets due to the more available jobs and lack of labor laws.
More readily available and cheap food, clothes, and other goods used in daily life.
Impact on different classes of society
The working class was forced to work long hours, was underpaid, and worked in dirty and unsafe conditions.
The wealthy became poorer than some of the middle class, who rose above them due to the increase in pay from their jobs overseeing factories and other working jobs.
The middle class was fairly well off, some of them rose above the former wealthy class due to the higher pay in their jobs, as well as overseers and skilled workers becoming part of the middle class as they worked their way out of the working class.
Impact on the environment
The living conditions were unsanitary, causing wide spread sickness across europe.
The growing use of coal in factories and railways causes far greater releases of pollutants.
Air and water pollution were major effects from the use of coal, and still are today, and these pollutants fought the positive side of the industrialization by making people's lifespans shorter when on the other hand more available food was making them longer.
Long term effects
Tax revenues are derived from industrialization, which allows local and state governments to fund and improve urban areas for the public, which raises the standard of living.
Consumer goods are far more affordable today, unlike when 50 or 60 years ago, these goods would have been considered luxury goods.
Workers now have higher wages, shorter hours, and better working conditions.
Suburbs grow around cities so they aren't so flooded with people.
Housing, diet, and clothes improve overall after the industrialization finishes.
Widened gap between industrialized and nonindustrialized countries.