By Autumn Remec
Is Child Labor Ever Necessary?
In an article "Child Labor" this is how child labor is described, "For children five to eleven years old, child labor is defined as engagement in at least one hour of economic activity or twenty-eight hours of household chores per week. For children ages twelve to fourteen, child labor is defined as at least fourteen hours of economic activity or twenty-eight hours of household chores per week." Child labor most of the time is dangerous. Some children are forced to work with dangerous machinery for long hours with little to no pay. There have been laws passed to help prevent it, but it still happens. When children work for long hours every day they have no time for school, so therefore they can't get a good education to get a better job with better pay when they are older. This means that
- Most of the time is dangerous
- Doesn't have enough time to go to school
- Most work long hours
- Sometimes sent away to work without their family
- Lots of kids get treated unfairy
Conclusion/Answer to E.Q.
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