What Are The Causes Of Child Labor Essay

analytical Essay
1062 words
1062 words

We have all at one point seen or read an article of young girls and boys being abducted or simply forced into manual labor. Many reasons have been given as to why child labor occurs in these foreign countries such as: poverty, low pay, and unskilled work. These foreign companies or sweatshops find it easy to simply abduct poor and uneducated children, and force them into slavery for little to no pay and horrible working conditions. This is because there is greater demand for low skilled, and low cost labor that employers prefer to fill with child labor, instead of having to deal with more expensive and less flexible adult employees. Throughout the years there has been an increase in the supply of child labor mainly because of young kids in …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains the reasons why child labor occurs in foreign countries, such as poverty, low pay, and unskilled work.
  • Explains that most of the child labor in china originates from poor disadvantaged rural areas, where many uneducated children migrate to urban cities in search of jobs to make ends meet.
  • Argues that china's authorities lack knowledge of the proper procedures for child labor investigations. this mindset is what has set back the chinese culture.
  • Explains that in china, the demand for labor is always high. employers are always in need of people willing to work for low wages and many hours, but children prefer these jobs for their easy access.

China has always been put under the spotlight for being one of the top nations in the world to use child labor, and by no means try to enforce their laws to stop this. There have been many cases in China were workshops are raided and hundreds of abducted children forced into slavery are found working under horrible conditions and against there will. The problem is that China’s government does not have to disclose to the public about their child labor reports. This makes it unclear to know exactly how many children whether abducted or not are working in these types of places. I will try to go more in depth into the critical and horrible working conditions in which these kids are put through, the main causes of child labor in china today, and finally try to come up with possible ideas the government and its people could make to reduce and eventually stop this …show more content…

Here many uneducated children, who do not have the financial resources to stay in school, migrate into big urban cities in search of jobs to make ends meet. The type of work that these young kids go and find are usually very labor intensive jobs such as textile, clothing, shoe, and toy manufacturing. Where they need little to no prior knowledge of working, and are put in long hours and very repetitive jobs. During my research I found that in China it is more common to see young girls working either in workshops or in the street, than it is for young boys. This is due to the fact that girls in China are not forced by their parents to complete their studies. The government of China does have laws and rules against the use of child labor in factories. There are special agencies that specifically go to each and every workshop or factory every year in search of child labor. The only problem with these laws and agencies is that they are not very enforcing. When an employer is caught using child labor, whether it is forced, excessive, or in hazardous conditions they are simply given a fine that they must pay to the government, and are forced to return the child home immediately. This causes for big private companies to simply keep hiring and hiring cheap child labor and only paying a fine without seriously facing the consequences. Employers usually also close their doors during the day, to not let any

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