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Child Labor

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Child Labor

Child labor has been around for long time and it still exists in today's world. Thiskind of labor provides problems or difficulties in the economic world. Child labor is social problem with the rise of industrial production and capitalism. It appeared in earlier ages in agricultural societies when the children all around the world had to work along with 19th century, spreading to many countries. The problems started when many children, younger than ten years old, were employed by factories. In this paper I will address the issues and history of child labor, the child labor laws, and my suggestions or solutions to child labor problems.

Child labor is defined as the employment of children under the age of physical

maturity for long hours. Child labor is often used in societies where industries are being developed. The governments and international organization usually consider a person economically active if the person works on a regular basis. A child is a laborer if the child is economically active. The children are used because they are agile, efficient at many unskilled and semi skilled work, quick learners, unprotected and easy for adults to exploit. Historically, children working is nothing new, it was and still is often described for a family's survival. Many of these children are forced into the workforce to become beggars, farm hands and factory workers. These children are denied an education and normal childhood, some children are confined and beaten. Some are denied freedom of movement or the right to leave the workplace and go to their families. Some are abducted and forced to work. Human rights abuses in these practices are existing.

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...ause criminal is always going to be a criminal. My opinion is that there should be a trade restriction because I want to see some changes in these countries thatuse child labor and trade restrictions on them would be my best choice.

Bibliography:

1. “Child Labor”, http://1rights.igc.org/projects/childlabor/

2. “History Of Child Labor”, http://www.atchison.K12.ks.us/gifted/childlabor.html

3. UNICEF, “Child Protection”, http://www.unicef.org/protection/index_childlabour.html

4. Human Rights Watch, “Child Labor”, http://www.hrw.org/children/labor.html

5. “Child Labor Laws”, http://www.doli.state.mn.us/childlbr.html

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