Child Labor

Sabrina Elisea

The highest rate of child labor is found in Africa.

Poverty, limited access to education, repression of workers rights, and limited prohibition are one of the main causes of child labor. Some children work in illicit activities like drug trade, prostitution or other traumatic activities such as serving as soldiers. Poverty causes minors to work in order to get the basic essentials needed. The lack of education is a very big issue because most of the children are uneducated, they do not know their rights or the laws that could help to benefit them. In some cases children are forced to work in illegal activities or have no other choice but to work in illegal trades.
Bass, Loretta. Child Laborin Sub-Saharan Africa. Boulder, CO. Lynne Rienner Publisher. 2004.print

Child labor

Child labor harms children's physical, mental and emotional well-being. Children who are subject to long hours of labor are constantly exposed to danger. Children of school age work but do not attend school regularly. Child labor also affects the overall social development of children, since they rarely spend time with family or other children their own age they could lead to a risk of high emotional problems.
Harkin, Tom.Thechildlaborpubliceducationproject.continuetolearn.2004.web.15 April.13

Help put an end to child labor!

Elimination of poverty, Free education for all children, Strict labor laws, abolishment of child trafficking and other illict activities. With these solutions children are less likely to have work and more likely to have a better childhood.

Works Cited

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Photo three: Londoner, Pacific.Pacificlondoner.blogspot.2012.web.28 April 13.

Photo four: Dickerson, April 13.