There are economic benefits, but the working conditions should be changed and also measures should be taken to enforce this law. Furthermore, children also need to be able to find a balance between school and work. Child labour does not need to be banned, but it does need to be relegated. Some families rely on their children working to earn money for the family. "The worst forms of child labour are all intrinsically linked to poverty,” says Prof Sylvain Dessy from Laval University.
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.
(www.who.int – 05/03/2013). Victims of abuse are also more likely to become abusers themselves in the future. History: When discussing child abuse throughout history, it is important to acknowledge that the welfare of children was not always a concern. It was not until the mid 1800s when laws supporting child rights existed. During the 19th century in Britain, many families found it more important for children to work and earn money, rather than get an education.
recent changes in federal governmental priorities have seen a reduction in financial support for parents who use childcare. This is occuring at a time when there is incerasing social and financial pressure on parents, particularly mothers, to work. The issue of childcare and working mothers has been the subject of dispute for some time. many argue that the best place for children is always in their own homes with their own parents. However, it is my contention that there are many advantages to be bad from using childcare and the government should provide more financial assistance who do so.
They should take measures to stop the exploitation of children for their services. Celebrities should also take responsibility to set an example and take a stand for these troubling causes. Some have the insolence to actually use child labor! These are the biggest celebs alleged of profiting from the mistreatment of workers : The Kardashians, Phil Knight (Nike), Kathie Lee Gifford, Daisy Fuentes, Glenn K. Murphy (Gap). (Ranker) Millions of children are forced to work when they should be enjoying their childhood, learning and not working.
Children working might not seem like a bad ordeal; however, kids doing labor might paint a different thought in mind. Child labor is a form of human trafficking, which is present all around the world, but many people in different countries do not see it as a problem. School and the freedom to be a kid is given up because of human trafficking. Child labor is something that needs to stop all around the world. People do not see the damage of human trafficking like child labor and the affect it has on children on a mental and physical level.
They may get beaten or severely punished for making even the slightest mistake. This is another violation of the “Human Rights Document” in article 1, which states: all human beings are bor... ... middle of paper ... ...the child labor; they don’t have any legal power. The trade unions are weak and don’t have the funds to do the job. Over several years the proposed law, now known as the Child Labor Deterrence Act, has been reintroduced along with a companion bill in the House. However, no vote has been taken on the House bill and the proposal was still pending at the beginning of 1998.
America has seen child work as a bad, im not disagreeing. it is wrong when children (5-12 of age) are working long hours, or doing hard labor. but when-as adults call them- minors, would like to start a money saving process ,we can't till we turn 16- in most places. most feel it would be more efficient to start a job at a younger age such as 14.some cases children are being abused by a family member and would need an escape. in some foreign countries making child labor illegal would just cause more poverty.
However, neither of these measures were initiated by the Liberals although they did take them over. Problems for all children were not solved though as many education authorities ignored the provision of free medical treatment and school meals were not made compulsory until 1914. The Old Age Pensions Act was introduced in order to give the elderly enough money to live on so that they would not be dependent on the Poor Law and its workhouses. Pensioners over 70 could collect 5s. per week at their local post office but this amount was not enough to improve the situation as there was still a number of pensioners on the breadline.
Child labor has become a global issue; many of the countries whom employ child workers are developing ones. According to the International Labor Organization, the number of child laborers has decreased from a stifling 246 million, to 168 million. It’s also well known that child labor was a major part of the United States, and many other industrial countries in the late 1800’s and for the US, mainly in the early 1900’s. While child labor is constantly viewed in the negative, many do not take a look at the possible benefits of having children work at an earlier age. Trying to refrain from looking more into the hazardous conditions that many children have to work with, looking at the idea of having children work at an earlier age and the benefits it brings in terms of developing a better work ethic, and aiding children into stepping into the adult world.