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 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.
Soldiering and Exploitation of Children The United Nations Children Fund describes child soldiers as “any child-boy or girl- under eighteen years of age, who is part of any kind of regular or irregular armed force or armed group in any capacity.” Children have been enslaved into military positions for many years. Using children as soldiers is spreading throughout the world, but is most predominant in third world countries. These third world countries have been growing more advanced in technology, which is causing child soldiers to become more common. The horrible sights and experiences that children in these countries experience are devastating. Although in most cases the uses of child soldiers are similar, the long lasting effect on each of these children individually is heartbreaking.
(Richman, 1988), (CRC, 1986), ('Psychosocial Problems of Child Soldiers') Park 2 Children and adults have the same effects from wars but suffer from it in many different ways because of their live long termed complex. Common symptoms include chronic suicidal preoccupation, self-injury, explosive anger, episodes, senses of helplessness and hopelessness, isolation, distrust and a loss of faith('Psychosocial problems of child Soldiers')... ... middle of paper ... ... country, another country, or for an individual purpose. Works Cited Will, Storr. "Kony's child soldiers: 'When you kill for the first time, you change'." The telegraph 12 Feb. 2014 -Sen, Arijit .
On the other hand, the another researcher said that it rarely affects developed countries, but they suppose to help poor countries without taking any advantages as humanitarian aid (2014). Besides, foreign aid can affect developing countries in a long term changing poor countries to be rich, so if the government spend money direct to people who really need it, international aid will work effectively also reduce other problems that might affect worldwide.Therefore, many poor countries still need help from wealthy countries due to catastrophe, that means they may not survive without international aid. International aid can provide in various factors such as food aid, military aid, and loans to prevent government corruption. It will be easier to give specific objects straightforward to poor people than offer money through the governments.
Living conditions for child soldiers are usually very harsh and discipline is kept by brutal unjust punishments. Life is very dangerous, surrounded by intense drug use and an environment that lacks food, drinking water and has little sanitation. Many children die from theses causes under such inhuman conditions. It is up to first world countries such as the United States to intervene to prevent these children from having their basic human rights stolen from them. The article “Exploring the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers” by Stian Eisentrager, analyzes the recent media attention on children being used as soldiers in war in developing nations such as Liberia and clarifies the causes of the recruitment of child soldiers.
The U.S. education system denies students in poverty the opportunities and access it affords to most other students. Without good education, most people would encounter challenges in finding income-generating work, especially when there are few employment opportunities during an economic downturn. According to Koppelman and Goodhart, merchants would sometimes exploit the poor by enforcing or formulating policies that would earn them more profits. These practices include blank price tags, bait and switch, rent-to-own and pawnshops (2007). These types of inequality and exploitation would make it harder for the low income to escape poverty.
This essay will argue that the government should distribute subsidies for some people who are able to work, but cannot find a jobs to reduce economic problems, improve the standard of living of the unemployed, and even reduce crime. Unemployment basically means people who lack of seeking jobs. “The unemployed are people able, available and willing to work at the going wage rate but cannot find a job despite an active search for work” (Riley, 2012). Unemployment occurs when an expansion in demand rates, while the economic growth goes downward and layoff starts increasing because of a depression from the economy (Hardman, 1999). High rates of joblessness are the main obstacle that is damaging the social development as a whole.
Child Soldiers “Compelled to become instruments of war, to kill and be killed, child soldiers are forced to give violent expression to the hatreds of adults” (“Child Soldiers” 1). This quotation by Olara Otunnu explains that children are forced into becoming weapons of war. Children under 18 years old are being recruited into the army because of poverty issues, multiple economic problems, and the qualities of children, however, many organizations are trying to implement ways to stop the human rights violation. Throughout the world children younger than 18 are being enlisted into the armed forces to fight while suffering through multiple abuses from their commanders. Children living in areas and countries that are at war are seemingly always the ones being recruited into the armed forces.
“Although Bangladesh with her current population of 130 million accounts for about 2% of the world population, it is the home of 6.9 million working children that accounts for about 6% of the global la... ... middle of paper ... ...worst forms, should be eliminated. It not only undermines the roots of human nature and rights but also threatens future social and economic progress worldwide. Trade, competitiveness and economic efficiency should not be a pretext for this abuse.” Despite the laws that have been made over the years, child labor still exists because the laws are violated. There is no denying that child labor is essential to certain people in certain conditions; however, child labor is a tragedy in both children’s developments and futures. Works Cited Page: Shafiq, N. Najeeb.