Low wage workers: The Rejects of Society "They neglect their children so that the children of others will be cared for; they live in substandard housing so that other homes will be shiny and perfect; they endure privation so that inflation will be low and stock prices high” (221). Barbara Ehrenreich uses juxtaposition by comparing the working and upper class to implore sympathy; she makes the working class appear as victims, which brings empathy and guilt among the upper class. Society doesn’t see low wage workers by their genuine attitude towards their paying customers, but as an outcast because of their occupational status. However, one individual changes the way upper classes view the working class in the form of a book. Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed, brings the audience into her personal journey as an intentional low-wage worker.
We need to understand the reason behind child labour that is poverty and unemployment. Minimizing poverty and creation of more and more suitable jobs to parents are the only solution of eradication of majority of child labour problem. Some percentage of child labour comes from brutality/ harassments by parents or stepparents. They are mainly from urban areas of lower middle-income group. This percentage is too less and easily controllable by penalties to such parents and children rights.
Children, mostly in third world countries, are taken advantage of due to the fact that most families are poor and in need of money. The children are forced to work in unhealthy environments such as sweatshops and mines to pay off the debt. Although child labor is a cheap way for companies to make a lot of money, it impacts the child in a negative way by taking away quality childhood, causing multiple health problems, and causing lifetime mental traumas
The answer would be factory owners and others who are looking for cheap workers. They go to poor countries and either force the children out of their families or convince them with false promises. False promises include high pay, good working environment for their children, safe shelter and reasonable food quality. But in fact, these are all fake, fake, and fake. Children of ages younger than teens are the targets to these people because they are cheap, easier to control, less experienced in fighting, and they have small nimble fingers to produce high quality products.
Although these are the main countries where child labor occurs there are many more including India, Russia, Malaysia and Brazil. Below is a bar graph showing the amount of child labor in sub-Saharan Africa. This bar graph also shows the age of the child, the gender, class and caretakers education. This graph shows that the age 7-10 years is the most frequent age of child labors. These child labors live mostly in rural areas and are both genders.
While, of course, a few lucky employees are able to enjoy a higher wage, many willing could-be employees are not able to find jobs as a result; in other words, the minimum wage creates unemployment in poorer communities (Rothbard). One sensible person might ask, “Why is the minimum wage still being enforced today even though it is such a horrible law?” This perceptive question leads to a disappointing answer; the people that actively support the minimum wage act because of politics or simply economic ignorance. A minimum wage that derails the less affluent can positively affect those with larger wages and those in power. Therefore, the minimum wage is often used as a scheme for political and personal gain, despite the great amount of hurt that it causes to others (Vuk). In order to avoid unfair political advancements and unemployment to those who need it, the minimum wage should be outright eliminated; the market would work its own way through finding the right price to pay low-level employees.
When industrialization grew it moved the workers from workshops and farms into more urban areas and to work in factories, for these jobs the children were well-liked because the owners of these factories saw them as cheaper, less likely to strike, and also easier to manage. Around the 1900s, many states decided whether they enforced child labor or not in their standards. By this time in history, many American children work in vast numbers in glass factories, home industries, agriculture, mines. Then during the twentieth century, child laborers in the U.S. had came to a peak. When child labor lead to a de... ... middle of paper ... ...or by forging alliance with other countries unions.
in some foreign countries making child labor illegal would just cause more poverty. if there is a family in poverty and there last resort was to put a child to work then that money thats made would be benefiting the child. probably for school or food.but only the worst child labors such as prostitution or drug dealing are linked to great poverty.“As the United States enters the 21st century, the depth and breadth of society’s most insidious ills continue to affect children profoundly. Racism, poverty,violence, and abuse of alcohol and other drugs impinge on the life of every child in the United States. Children are influenced by the society in which they are born and raised; they, in turn, influence society.”David Liederman.
lowering the minimum wage would bring as many problems as solutions. For example our youth would be employed and our unemployment rate would go down, but the people that currently have jobs will be short on money. This is why minimum wage should stay where it’s at because weather you want to increase it or decrease it both will have a negative effect on our economy. However we could steadily lower it by small amounts which would have less of a negative effect it would give our economy a change to adjust to the changes without major
A questionable reason would be the protection of jobs within businesses that may be cheaper to import. We might not trade with another country because the good may be important to our national security or identity. We also may not trade with another country because they allow child labor, or they gain comparative advantages though worker safety rules, and environmental laws. “Though there are clearly short-run costs to free trade, when people lose their jobs to foreign competition and need retraining to get new ones, the long-term benefits usually outweigh these” (Robert). This happens when other countries find a better or more cost-effective way of producing the good.