Child Labor

Is child labor bad?

Background on Child Labor

  • Child Labor has been around pretty much forever.
  • When children work under the age of 14 it is considered child labor.
  • In most countries children can work up to 28 hours per week.

Pros of Child Labor

  • In some families, children's income keeps a family from starving.
  • Children can pick up new skills
  • They are hardworking
  • They are cheap to employ
  • Some children feel proud supporting their family (self esteem boost)