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What were the consequences of industrialisation in the nineteenth century taking disability out of the hands of the community?

What were the consequences of industrialisation in the nineteenth century taking disability out of the hands of the community?


Disability as the word suggests refers to malfunctioning of any person or thing, which has its output less efficient to others. Disability has many levels and can be generated at any point in time. Disability amongst machines is common and can be controlled by human beings. On the contrary human beings have disability of two types, one is the in born or genetic disability which a human being possesses since his birth and the other is which a person develops with the course of time.

Disability amongst human beings can be in any body part. A brain can disable its activities, respiratory systems can disable, internal organs such as kidneys and lungs can disable. Sensing systems like nose, eyes and ear can also disable with the course of time (Alford, 1997).

A human being can be disabled since birth for e.g. some kids are born handicapped or abnormal or deaf or dumb or blind. The other disability type which human beings possess is with the course of time and as age grows the organ functionality starts slowing and after a certain age gets disabled. This is common problem with people growing to old ages as most people lose their hearing ability or sight or their internal organs such as heart, lungs and kidneys get disabled due to which they are operated to survive.

Disabling with the course of age is a slow but a natural process which every human being encounters. However, in some cases the decay or inefficiency of an individual is catalysed by certain activities. For e.g. lungs can damage at a very young age due to extra consumption of alcohol and smoking. Similarly eye sights get weak at very young ages due to long hours of television, computer surfing and reading (Deakin, 2008).

The kind of disability with which we are primarily concerned is the same type, in which we consider the effect of industrialization upon the health of the workers and public of the United Kingdom. In this debate we will not only considering the negative impacts of industrialization upon human body but the benefits it has introduced into the lives of people.


Industrialisation is the phenomena when countries shift their economic dependency and source of income from agriculture towards industries which manufacture goods and commodities at large scale to export and sale in the local market. Industries such as cement, coal, oil, chemicals, cloth and bricks are the major contributor other than these all factories which manufacture products at large scale contribute in the industrialisation factor of a country (UK industry and the world economy, 2012).

Consequences of industrialization in the19th century

In the 19th century the lives of the inhabitants of Europe began to change very quickly. At the beginning of the last century, the Europeans looked at times like a century ago to ...
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