This practice is illegal in most countries. There is a move to boycott goods and products made from countries who allow the employment of child labor from developed nations. Child labor is an inhumane practice. Childhood should be a time for children to play and be carefree, enjoying the company of other children and getting a proper education not being obligated to work and feel the stress of adults. Children are not equipped to work as adults and this inhumane practice should be eliminated.
Child Labor Child Labor, refers to the economically active population under the age of fifteen years old, who are employed in various industries (Grootaert, 2). Recently, child labor has become a large topic of debate; however, in most cases, it is very unfavorable. The perception that globalization is leading towards the exploitation of children, is becoming an important problem for international business. In my opinion, child labor should be eradicated. It is not only harmful to the health of children, but it takes away their chance for an education, and simply takes away their childhood.
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.
The law was not usually affective because when the children were handed over to the factory owners, they usually became slaves. Other children were sold by their parents as indentured servants. Children were used to tend to machines in factories and many worked in the dark, damp coalmines, carrying coal on their backs up ladders. Many children would work 10 to 15 hour days with a small break for lunch. On top of this, the children were paid a starvation wages.
The phenomenon of child labor is an effect of economic discrimination. In different parts of the world, at different stages of histories, laboring of child has been a part of economic life. More than 200 million children worldwide, some are as young as 4 and 5 years old, are slaves to the production line. These unfortunate children manufacture shoes, matches, clothing, rugs and countless other products that are flooding the American market and driving hard-working Americans out of jobs. These children worked long hours, were frequently beaten, and were paid a pittance.
The article, "The Impact of Discrimination on Working Children and on the Phenomenon of Child Labour” mentions the Fair Labor Standards Act passed in 1938 under President Franklin D. Roosevelt not only set the minimum wage but also banned children under the age of sixteen from working. This act led to the decline of child labor in the United States over a period of time. For the first time after a long time, children did not have to work in hazardous workplaces and risk their lives. Children were able to live their childhood and did not have to grow up so fast. In add... ... middle of paper ... ...." Human Rights Watch | Defending Human Rights Worldwide.
Children during this time period of the 18th and 19th century, worked just as hard as adults did and did not even get to live a regular childhood where they played outside with each other. Child labor was a big problem and the majority of kids were forced to go to work because their family needed the money to make a living in America. Child labor showed us how children worked in some of the most dangerous environments risking their lives for just a dollar a week and working as hard as adults did by doing these exhausting 12 hour shifts that tired them out. Children during the industrial revolution worked just has hard as adults did but were treated even worse, worked the same hours and barely made enough to buy bread for their family. “By 1810, about 2,000,000 school-age children were working 50- to 70-hour weeks.
Everyone who has ever slightly paid attention in history class knows that child labor was a significant problem back during the Industrial Revolution. Families were poor and the parents usually had unstable jobs which led to their children going out and finding dangerous, low-paying factory jobs. But laws were made in many countries and child labor slowly became a thing of the past. Or did it? Believe it or not, child labor is still a problem today.
While children had been servants, child labor extended while children had been servants, children labor reached the new limits during the industrial revolution. Children was not able to go schools; because they were to busy working for long hours, and they were working for a low amount of money that really can’t help their family; while they were working in factories with dangerous condition. This transition included going from hand production methods to machines; furthermore they do not catch their appropriate parental care and institution. Children should be allowed to enjoy their childhood and I don’t they should allowed to work like adults. They was not able to follow their dream, according to my opinion a child not be denied to go to school education just because of proverty.
Furthermore, the children were overworked and underpaid, often working 16 hours a day, six days a week, and earning only pennies an hour. Kids often were also injured or killed while working under these brutal conditions. Children usually work to contribute and provide financial support to their families. Their health is often ignored by their parents or they may not be aware about their children 's health. 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.