Why did mill owners hire many women and children? a. Women and children were more skilled and better trained. b. Owners wanted to keep mothers and their children together. c. Women and children would work for less money than men. d. Most men refused to do manual labor in mills.
One of the reasons why mill owners hired many women and children was because "c. Women and children would work for less money than men," since there were no state or federal employment laws during this time in the US.