Child Labor Child Labor, refers to the economically active population under the age of fifteen years old, who are employed in various industries (Grootaert, 2). Recently, child labor has become a large topic of debate; however, in most cases, it is very unfavorable. The perception that globalization is leading towards the exploitation of children, is becoming an important problem for international business. In my opinion, child labor should be eradicated. It is not only harmful to the health of children, but it takes away their chance for an education, and simply takes away their childhood.
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.
To crystalize, education is a necessity in developing countries yet they undergo tremendous hardship financially due to the amount of illiterate people in their society. The widespread of illiterate people worldwide is concerning and should be emphasize the need for improvement. Developing countries low-income not only affects children and women but everyone around them. No government should hold the absolute power to determine who is capable of attending school. However, advocates like Malala prove that we are able to make a difference it’s a matter of how much you want to attain that goal.
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.
In 1833 a law required textile factories to provide at least two hours of education to children under the age of 13. (www.thenationalarchives.gov.uk – 30/03/2013). Problems: Child maltreatment is still an issue today effecting thousands of children worldwide. Though there are laws protecting children against child labor and abuse, and a better understanding of why children are not supposed to be working instead of getting an education, there are still many cases of child labor and abuse. Over 158 million children are being exploited a... ... middle of paper ... ...tions: The solution to help limit or end child maltreatment is mainly to raise awareness on how serious this issue is to those who do not understand the extremity of harm the victim is under.
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.
In my paper I will be discussing countries where child labor is present, push to stop child labor, companies that use child labor, the effects on children, and the reasons for child labor. Countries where child labor is present Child labor is seen across all over the world and one of the main causes of child labor is poverty. Parents would often send their children off to work at a young age so they can get much needed income to survive. Child labor is mostly practiced in poor countries such as India, China, Japan, Pakistan, Ethiopia, South Africa, North Korea, etc. In the topic of poverty the two countries I will be talking about are India and China.
ual cost of the global military spending. Even when laws or codes of conduct exist, they are sometimes violated. The manufacture and export of product involve a lot of layers of production and About 215 child laborers are around the... ... middle of paper ... ...t an education and or they could have a better life than they do know. Kids need to stand up for themselves and make a difference. If adults around them aren’t going to stand up, kids can stand up for others and help others.
India and Africa have industries that are growing rapidly, but because these nations are so poor, they have to rely on children to do most of the work because it is the most cost effective option. Numerous activist groups worldwide have tried fighting child labor by starting workers unions and providing poor families with a source of income, but children are still being exploited. Child labor is unacceptable; instances of it can be minimized by enforcing labor laws more strictly, making children get an education, and moving the production of goods away from youth employment. Between the years of 1876 and the early 1900’s, the United States experienced a period known as the Rise of Industrial America. The United States was the first industrial powerhouse worldwide.
Poverty is the lack of certain essential opportunities; it is the lack of basic amenities that hinder people or family to contribute physically or emotionally properly in the society. Children are seen as the most vulnerable in the society; about 15million of Nigerian children engage in child labour, which has a direct impact on their academic accomplishments. In some certain cases, family tends to force their children to work in factories for the survival of the family. Break-up between poor parents is also another example where the children are left to fend for themselves (Okpukpara et al 2006). According to Law Mefor, childhood poverty can be considered as a long term morbidity and mortality.