The Industrial Revolution shaped a new person. He was required to perform monotonous operations at the machine, constantly interacting with other workers. Such an employee could not become an independent producer, since he became part of a single work collective. Machines made it possible to simplify work, which involved not only men, but also women and children in the process. A side effect of this was an increase in child mortality, and a positive one was the introduction of primary education for children under 14 years of age.
Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.