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The labor is mostly in developing countries and because of this the main reason child labour occurs is because of poverty, lack of education, bottom feeding. As poverty is quite common in these countries parents can’t afford to pay for everything that they need to survive, like food and water. This means that the family will need any extra income possible and often sell their children for money to live, this is when child labor comes in. As children in these countries often have a lack of education they don’t know that they are really being used and are not getting paid what they should be for the work that they have to do. Bottom feeding is when lar... ... middle of paper ... ...ion children are killed due to child labor (CLEP, 2013).
Dabeida Agramonte suggests the following are possible explanations for the occurrence of child labor: “Factors like poverty, lack of employment and low household income; lack of access to a quality education, the lack of alternative recreational spaces in communities and the existence of broken families. Also cultural values linked to a perception of the formative value of work, and the generational transition from parents to children.” (Carrasco 1) Many children are forced to work because their parents had also been victims of child labor and it is the only life they know. Child laborers often dream of going to school and becoming a doctor or a lawyer, but instead are obligated to wor... ... middle of paper ... ... a ten percent decrease in child labor around the world but progress slowed between 2004 and 2008 when there was only a three percent decrease in child labor around the globe. If the goal of ending child labor in the next two years is going to be accomplished, efforts must be increased. Ann M. Veneman encourages international organizations to work together to combat child labor.
Kevin Lu Petra Riviere History of Americas 11 May 2014 Valuable Education Aside from Child Labor Child labor is a major social issue, and although Child labor has been seen as children working for money, it is actually much more than that. While children are a part of the labor force, Child labor has reached its extremes during the Progressive Era, the time period when children were working the most at a young age. These children often worked for long periods of time along with exceedingly poor conditions. In exchange, they earned a very low payment. Children are often employed to work in factories because of their size and the minimal experience they have in a fair payment.
The difficulty to provide for a family, much less make more money to rise above the working class, caused children born into working class families to feel like they were “stuck” because they did not have the extra time or money to devote to an education. Instead of being able to learn and grow during childhood, children in the working class focused on the survival of themselves and their family. This contrasts the middle class where children had the possibility to earn an education before working in the future. Horatio Alger argued that anyone can change their situation by a little extra work and by improving their behavior, but Ragged Dick was an unrealistic character. Children born into poverty often faced a cycle, where guidance and luck could not even help the escape the working class because they were committed to their families.