Some companies overseas have strict policies against child labor; for example, a toy factory in China will not accept children for work because they feel children should not be forced to do hard labor for any amount of money. On the opposing side, in some places child labor is a huge problem such as Africa and parts of Asia. For example, in Bangladesh several under 18 workers were found working in Rana Plaza and a 15 year old worker died in a factory accident in May, according to Kate O’Keeffe of the Wall Street Journal. O’ Keeffe also writes, “There is concern that child labor will go for the worse rather than for better, especially if Western economies rebound stronger.” In the M... ... middle of paper ... ... this time is self-explanatory, the cost of labor had gone up along with the prices of everything else and child labor was significantly cheap (3-4). Children were sent into fields for twelve to thirteen hours a day picking fruits, cotton and tobacco.
Some 8.4 million children are trapped in the worst forms of child labor, including slavery, t... ... middle of paper ... ...ause of the cheep labor and the benefit that heir companies gain in term of profit for example the shoes cost them in labor about $1.90 a day to produce, but on the other hand it will cost them about $6.35 an hour in the US. Therefore children are trapped going to work because governments and international agencies do not put enough priority into education and because globalization without a social dimension allows crooked employers to profit from exploiting children. In my opinion I think that the International Labor Organization, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and WTO (World Trade Organization) should work hand to hand to create and in force soon kind of rules to protect these kids from this kind of iron grip. References: 1. http://www.aflcio.org/issuespolitics/globaleconomy/children.cfm 2. http://www.american.edu/TED/nike.htm.
Web) This amount of money is not adequate enough to match today’s standards. Retail organizations today make more than enough to supply employees for their necessities. The top retail organizations in the nation should not use third world countries to manufacture their products because economically, the companies are able to create more jobs in the U.S, also the safety hazards and abusive management are unacceptable to our standards of humanity. Mandatory 12 to 15 hour shifts six days a week to only receive $180 a month is outrageously low; even a teenager can make
"A sweatshop factory brings visions of dangerous, filthy, and cramped conditions"(Wolcott). Many of these sweatshops do not pay their workers the right amount. "In Bangladesh and Myanmar, they pay ten to eighteen cents; in China, Pakistan, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia they pay twenty to sixty-eight cents per hour" (Mandle 93). Why do owners pay their workers so little? The wages they give these workers should be different.
"The way they pay you, you cannot make it by yourself without having a second job or someone to help you, unless you've been there for 20 years or you're a manager" (607). That is what one of Wal-Mart employees say, and it is the sad reality for many other low wage workers. Low wage is not enough to raise and support a family it’s not even enough to support one person by himself. Many low wage workers have to work second jobs just to scratch a living. Low wage workers are not adequately compensated for what they do, they benefit the American economy and the business owners but they don't even make enough money to support their families.
“By 1810, about 2,000,000 school-age children were working 50- to 70-hour weeks. Most of them came from poor families. When parents could not support their children, they sometim... ... middle of paper ... ...cieties. Because of child labor we now have all these laws that protect children from most dangerous activities that never existed back then. Now children can have fun and be kids.
In this sign we will see is not enough job for let people to work. 3. ANALYSIS UNEMPLOYMENT In Singapore, citizen’s still in labour force but they are unable find the job root cause citizen’s competition foreign worker, technology and human behavior. Citizen competition foreign worker some job is salary low working hour long and heavy job citizen are unable to do. Government recruit foreign worker to insert the work .
Similarly, the change towards a factory-orientated nation was a harsh one for the industrialists. Many of the adult labor force had no training in how to use the machines and took awhile to pick up the new techniques (Basu and Van, 1998). It was more time consuming and costly to teach the adults than it was to hire children during this start of the revolution. Children could be molded into the ideal adult worker as they rose through the ranks in the factory. Studies indicate that about 50% of workers started working in the factories when they were less then ten years of age, from this overall amount 28% of these child workers started working when they were under the age of fourteen, while only 7.8% of workers started working in the textiles from the age of twenty- one or higher (Nardinelli, 1980).
The global death toll each year from pesticides is supposed to be approximately 40 '000.”(Hilson, G. (2010). The kids are not in factories that are in tip top shape. These factories are not sanitized the kids are sick from the workplace as well. This physical damage from child labor can be long term damage as
Majority of those who live in poverty do not have jobs because they are not accessible or those jobs do not pay enough. In America majority of states have a minimum wage of 8 dollars an hour. If one works 40 hours a week and earns this wage, their monthly income would reach roughly $1,280 before tax. These wages, as seen in Edin and Shaefer’s book, are not enough for families to live on. Jennifer, a mother interviewed by Edin and Shaefer, faces problems of inability to pay for food, shelter and clothes for her kids.