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Child Labor Around the World

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Child Labor Around the World


Child Labor in Mexico

Eight to eleven million children under the age of fifteen work in Mexico. There is a small number under fourteen. The children are employed in export oriented maquiladoras, or assembly factories between Mexico and the United States. Maquilas are affiliates of American owned companies that assemble goods for export, transportation equipment, electrical and electric products, toys , sporting goods, textiles and furniture. The work force is made up of mostly young females. The maquilas like to use children because it is really easy to get underage work and the owners do not have to pay the children that much.

Most of the girls start just between minimum age, between tweleve and fifteen years old. They either lie about their age or provide a false birth certificate. There are very harsh conditions- overtime, night shifts, exposure to hazardous material, mostly in glue used to attach the soles of shoes.

Child Labor in India

India is the largest number of urban and rural workers in the world. Se...


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...zation: Child Labor".
http://apollo.gse.ucl.edu/chsmun/ILO.HTML (April 5, 1998)

- "Columbia". http://www.dol.gov/dol/ilab/public/media/reports/sweat/columbia.htm
(February 9, 1998).

- "India". http://www.dol.gov/dol/ilab/public/media/reports/sweat/india.htm (February
9, 1998).

- "Mexico" .http://www.dol.gov/dol/ilab/public/media/reports/sweat/mexico.htm
(February 9, 1998).

- Unicef USA. "Unicef calls for an end to child labor".
http://www.unicefusa.org/issues97/jan97/labor.html (April 5, 1998)

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