At my house the boys have to earn electronics privileges on a day to day basis, by doing educational worksheets. They aren't obligated to do them, but if they want some time on the ipad or computer, they will. Recently Pierce decided to do a historical reading I had put out for him about factory workers. It talked about how during the Industrial revolution women could work factories, but it didn't pay well. The article said that some women decided to work anyhow, because it gave them independence, a chance to send money back to the farm, and the opportunity to save money to take into a future marriage.
So yeah. We had to have a big redo on THAT question!