Unfortunately, because families are living in poverty, some have no choice but to force their children to work. People who live in extreme poverty often rely upon child labor in order to earn extra income to attain basic living necessities. Sadly, many children are being forced to work beyond their physical ability... ... middle of paper ... ...e high rates of unemployment and civil war. Unfortunately, many of them are made to work beyond their physical ability and under life threatening conditions. This practice is illegal in most countries.
Child labor has existed in almost every society throughout history, and although most nations have rid of this abusive practice, it still exists in many poor, third-world countries today. Child labor is the misuse and exploitation of children at work. Some children labor under harsh conditions, such as working long hours, receiving low to no wages, and being placed in unsafe environments. Today no society advocates child labor, however, it continues and according to the United Nations is a “growing evil” (Greene 9). 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.
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.
Some children are more or less slaves, controlled by their employer to work all the time. In other cases, the parents are even responsible for child labor, because they give priority to labor and making money, over education. Some children must earn the income for the entire household (Grootaert, 3). Asi... ... middle of paper ... ...). However, developing countries including Brazil and India, which have very high rates of child labor, rejected the proposal.
Dickens Era--Child Labor Even though many of you parents out there are in fact opposed to sending your children to work in these textile factories, there are, in fact, many parents who do feel differently. However, there aren’t enough of these kinds of parents to satisfy factory owners, so they went as far as to purchase innocent children from orphanages and workhouses. These poor children are now called pauper apprentices. They are forced into signing contracts that pronounced them the property of the factory. Because these Pauper apprentices are quite a bit cheaper to house and pay than adult workers these types of children labor workers have become extremely popular.
Child labor is morally wrong. The children shouldn?t be forced to work. Most children who work are little more than slaves to their employers. They put up with abuse, starvation, and sometimes never being paid for their work. One eight year-old boy, Munnilal, from Varanasi, I... ... middle of paper ... ...hould be passed to better the conditions in which they work though.
Though many spirits of children who grew to adults were broken, they have practically become a slave that earned little earnings and reflected upon not having a childhood, where children were not happy when young, who did not have a right to an education, this would be considered a waste, a grim loss for that person and others affected by it. Children as young as the age of four may join the workforce. Asia and Africa accounts for 90% of employment of child labor (Pangargi, Sanjeev H, Raghavendra Gudagunti) and is one of the world’s concern even though there are child labor laws and rights against child labor. Thesis. Solving Child Labor will need the resolution of the country's socio economic problem, to reduce and solve child labor.
Megan Kosten Barovero,pd.3 History 5.0 13 April 2014 Child Labor in Bangladesh Child labor has continued to be an ongoing problem in Bangladesh. There are many reasons for child labor, however, the top three reasons are because childrens’ families need money to buy food, they need money to buy clothing, and most of their parents lived in horrible shantytowns. Since these children's’ parents lived in such harsh conditions, they did not want their children living with them under these circumstances. These children are poor, which means they have no source of income to buy food or clothing. If children did not work in Bangladesh, They would starve to death.
They want the survival of their children and of... ... middle of paper ... ...verty and a lack of education. When parents are in a much too poor society and condition to support their children, many would simply send away their children to become forced laborers, while many other children would be trafficked, for very similar purposes, without their parents even knowing so. This could be very dangerous as it could hurt both the parent and the child. Research has shown that approximately 1.2 million children each year are trafficked worldwide to live in such harsh conditions (UNICEF, UK Child Trafficking Information Sheet, January 2003). These children often feel neglected and sad because they have been abandoned and sent off to live in difficult circumstances.
Poverty in many cases becomes the main cause for children to drop out but it has also been reported that costly school fees, and lack of educational resources in rural and countryside areas are some main reasons. China has always been put under the spotlight for being one of the top nations in the world to use child labor, and by no means try to enforce their laws to stop this. There have been many cases in China were workshops are raided and hundreds of abducted children forced into slavery are found working under horrible conditions and against there will. The problem is that China’s government does not have to disclose to the public about their child labor reports. This makes it unclear to know exactly how many children whether abducted or not are working in these types of places.