Some children work in factories and other workplaces in the “formal economy;” however, many work on farms or in homes. Child labor has many hazardous effects on the health of children. Some children work in areas such as stone quarries, tanning leather, and electroplating metals. All of these working conditions endanger the health of the child. Children in different occupations face different fatal diseases.
Many of these children worked in factories, mills, mines, and other horrible places. Some families sold their children into labor for money to pay off debts. These children worked off the debt and were a source of income for the family. Today, child labor is illegal in most developed countries. There are strict laws that monitor the jobs, hours, wages, etc.
Child labor is inhumane and many children all over the world are being forced to work long hours without pay and in dangerous conditions. Child labor exists because of the high rates of unemployment and in countries where you find civil war. Many children work in such places such as factories, sweatshops, mines, fields, hotels, or in households as servants. Forced child labor should be illegal because it is against human rights and takes away the innocence of children who will grow up with little or no childhood. Forced child labor can be found in many places all over the world and it is mostly centralized in Asia.
Child labor not only prevents children from receiving an education, but the responsibility of supporting a family can cause long-term psychological and physical effects. Although many western activists are taking steps to regulate child labor, competition on the world market is slowing the reform process. After the industrial revolution, Children began to work outside of the home and leave the protection of their families to work in mines and factories. Child labor takes place because of a combination of social and economic factors. 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.
Their families live in such harsh conditions, that they cannot even provide for their children. Child labor may be horrifying in some peoples eyes, but in others, it is their way of life.
Children are being controlled and tortured by others. They would love to break free from this harsh lifestyle; however this is not in their hands they are forced to live this lifestyle. This is the true story of child labor Innocent and young children are employed by industries and organizations that put them to work under very hard and cruel circumstances. They are forced to work for very long hours in dangerous factories and sometimes they are forced to carry loads that are much heavier than their own body weight. Then there are households that hire poor children as domestic helpers and beat them viscously and shout harshly at them when they make a mistake.
Child labor is the illegal use of children for business, warfare, etc. What this does is that it takes away children’s childhoods and their education. The conditions the child labors work are harsh and undesirable for anyone. Sadly the use of kids for work is a very prevalent thing in the world, and it’s mostly seen in Africa and the Middle East. Many laws have been passed worldwide to lessen the use of minors for work.
The Industrial Revolution did a lot of harm on society and damage to the citizens of the working class. People’s lives were ruined and others were ended due to the fact that this was just generally hard on the people of this time. Citizens had it rough when this era was around and people who lived and survived in this time had a strong will to keep pushing and just work on. Not all jobs at this time were terrible, but speaking for the majority of the workers, it was a really hard time. Works Cited (Parliamentary Committee on the Bill to Regulate the Labor of Children in mills and Factories, 1832) (Document 2) (Hine, 1908)
The worst area in the world for child labor is in third world countries, because the children are dropping out of school so they can get some money so they don’t starve to death. Child labor laws were wrong because they force children to work 16 hours or more each day and up to 60 hours a week, and they work these long hours in hazardous, toxic conditions. There are many reasons why child labor exists today, and why it existed long ago, two of the main reasons being poverty and unemployment. Lots of families will rely on their children for their basic necessities such as food, water, and housing, something they should of thought about before they had a child of their own. The children are recruited because they usually don’t know their human rights, do the hardest, most dangerous work without even knowing it; they also accept low pay.
A question that have been asked a lot by most people is, should there be child labor? It is on of the issues nowadays. Child labor is the employment of children in any work that forbid them from their childhood and their education. people consider that child labor is inhuman and serious. Actually, it is mental, physically, socially and morally harmful and dangerous.