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. Also cultural values linked to a perception of the formative value of work, and the generational transition from parents to children.” (Carrasco 1) Many children are forced to work because their parents had also been victims of child labor and it is the only life they know. Child laborers often dream of going to school and becoming a doctor or a lawyer, but instead are obligated to wor... ... middle of paper ... ... a ten percent decrease in child labor around the world but progress slowed between 2004 and 2008 when there was only a three percent decrease in child labor around the globe. If the goal of ending child labor in the next two years is going to be accomplished, efforts must be increased. Ann M. Veneman encourages international organizations to work together to combat child labor.
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.
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.
In conclusion, the most common three problems about child labour are health problems, lack of education and exploitation. Although infant worker should play games with their friends, go to school or have entertainment, they generally have to work in a job. In addition, some of them have psychological problems in their adult ages due to work long hours and cannot have time for entertainment. Poverty is the main reason for child labour. Governments ought to help these children for example; governments provide them legal and appropriate works and give them education while they are working.
Children started working because their families needed everyone to work just to be above the level of poverty, and some people didn 't even let their kids go to school or have fun because they needed to work. The only kids who could go to school were mostly from the wealthy family. Children had to go through hard times just to survive and feed themselves and their family members because if the child would not go to work then their family would not provide any basic need which the child need in childhood. This senerio is very commonly seen in the poor families with more number of children. The author Caitlin Ryan said in one of the article "Can we tolerate child labor in our supply chains and closets?"
Families work so much in return for the empty hands, when they can just send their children to experience education and improve their lives. Because of Child labor, children have lost their sense identity. They begin to be a victim of injustice.
Many of these children are captured and kept by force but many are also ‘sold’ by their families who believe that they are the answer to be able to provide for their impoverished relatives with income for their survival. Children used in child labour are exploited for little or no pay. Children used as slaves are common in India, Pakistan, Nepal and other nations in Southern Asia but the practice is found throughout the entire world. It is stated that over 186 million children aged between five and fourteen work for a living. (Chambers, 2005) Most of these children have no benefit at all from the meagre wages that they earn and usually neve... ... middle of paper ... ...ganisations.
Many laws have been passed worldwide to lessen the use of minors for work. There are many reasons why children work at such a young age and in such harsh conditions. Some reasons why are because they get kidnapped and they have no choice, or that his/her family needs extra financial aid and he/she needs to provide to their family. Child labor has been around since the late 1700’s (History of Child Labor). There are many factors that made child labor prevalent.
The lack of education for working children is also another very serious problem. Child laborers work for most of the day, and in some cases 16 hours a day. There is no question, that education is a major contributing factor to the overall development of the child. Yet, because of the long working hours, children are deprived of time for education. Some children are more or less slaves, controlled by their employer to work all the time.
In fact, less people recognize the range that the child labor happens. More than million children are forced into the fact of child labor. Of similar importance, kids are subjected to inhumane jobs that harm them; such as, mining, and military work, other children are forced to work in factories while some are forced into military purposes. While some might earn a slight bit of money to support their families, and most children are subjected to the cruel actuality of less or no pay. The second reason for discontinuation child labor is that they are subjected to work in filthy conditions that can break down their health.