Is child labor necessary?
What is Child Labor?
- children can be paid less than adults
- due to their size, children can fit in small spaces
- children are hired because their families are extremely poor
- there are governments that don't even bother to enforce child labor laws
- work unions make it more difficult to improve the living standards and completely remove child labor
- some children might work with their families
- the Trade and Development Act provides money to IPEC and new funding for educational programs in developing countries
- IPEC: goal is to eliminate child labor by strengthening countries and promoting a worldwide movement to combat child labor
- if the work is appropriate and provides food, shelter, and education then it is ok
- children that get fired from textile factories work in more harmful places, so working in textile factories may be safer
- children are exposed to pesticides and heavy loads
- no access to drinking water or toilet privileges
- for domestic servants: children , mostly girls, are victims of physical, emotional and sexual abuse
- the productivity of children employees make the adult employees jealous
- in the US workforce, agricultural work is the most hazardous when working as migrant workers with families
Children from 5 to 14 yrs engaged in Child Labor from 1998-2008
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