The Evils Of Child Labor Essay

1213 words - 5 pages

Child Labor

Child labor is a world-wide issue that is affecting the mentality of millions of children. While some forms of child labor are traditional like working on family farms or factories, many other children are forced into it, in an abusive matter and some of the conditions are unbearable. There are many different practices of child labor: Agricultural (plantations and farms), domestic work (in homes), Manufacturing, and Mining and quarrying. There are many solutions to this problem and one of them is getting the government involved and creating a law to stop it.
Child labor emerged from multiple ways: poverty, child abuse, traditions, and family expectations. Poverty is widely ...view middle of the document...

Some children are forced to work because poor families need to get an income so many children are sent in hazardous conditions just to get money to support their families no matter how old they are. As stated in a review on Child labor in Asia, “In Asia, many of these child laborers, some as young as seven years old, are hidden. They work as household help, workers in farming and fishing industries, providers of sex services, workers in quarries, mines, brick kilns, construction sites, and increasingly in drug trade.”
Child Labor happens mostly in Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, and in sub-Saharan Africa. Of an estimated 215 child laborers around the globe: approximately 114 million (53%) are in Asia and the Pacific; 14 million (7%) live in Latin America; and 65 million (30%) live in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the analysis firm Maplecroft the top ten places where child labor is most prevalent are 1.Myanmar, 2.North Korea,3.Somalia, 4.Sudan, 5. Democratic Republic of Congo, 6.Zimbabwe, 7.Afghanistan, 8.Burundi, 9.Pakistan, and 10.Ethiopia.According to the International Labour Organisation, there are over 215 million children working across the world and of these 115 million are thought to be involved in hazardous work. The number of those between the ages of 5-14 and engaged in child labour is estimated by UNICEF at around 150 million. Child Labor happens a lot in places like factories or farms since they need any help they can find. One of the reasons why children are hired is because they can give the children minimum wage and that saves money for them.
The working conditions for child labor are hazardous and unacceptable. Working conditions that are safe and healthy for adults may not be safe and healthy for children because of their physical differences and since the children are less skilled than Adults, intensive Laboring jobs may be risky and cause bad injuries or health problems. Each year, as many as 2.7 million healthy years of life are lost due to child labor, especially in agriculture. There are many dangers for children to be working such as exposure to pesticides, working with machinery and sharp tools, and lack of clean water, hand-washing facilities, and toilets. Long hours of work on a regular basis can harm children’s social and educational development. Like Alexis Herman said, “If we can't begin to agree on fundamentals, such as the elimination of the most abusive forms of child labor, then we really are not...

Other Essays Like The Evils Of Child Labor

The Effects of Child Abandonment Essay

1425 words - 6 pages Running Head: THE EFFECTS OF CHILD ABANDONMENT The Effects of Child Abandonment Shawna Upchurch Liberty University Abstract- This is about children being abandoned not only in Romania but also all over the world. Most of the time it is from birth but sometimes the child could be older. It gives you an idea about what happens to children when they are abandoned mostly in Romania. How they are places and what is being done to prevent this

The Department Of Veterans Affairs And The Labor Market

1253 words - 6 pages The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Labor Market In today’s organizations, the approach to the labor market is very important and detrimental to the success of the organization because of this every step should be strategically plan. The Department of Veterans Affairs is very successful in this area because their hiring and training processes are part of their best practice policy, which also give the organization a

Who Raises a Child: the Different Forms of Child Housing

1232 words - 5 pages Who Raises a Child: The Different Forms of Child Housing Courtney J. Donald City University Seattle Who Raises a Child? The different Forms of Child Housing Parents sometimes choose not to keep their child after birth. So the question is, what happens to such children? Parents has who decide that they cannot properly raise a child may abuse or, abandon him or her or put him or her up for adoption. In all three cases, the child will be

The Secret of the Wild Child

713 words - 3 pages Taylor Tai Sociology 101 Tabetha Mowrey 22/Feb/2012 Film analyses: “Genie: The secret of the Wild Children” Genie is a wild child who found in LA on 1970, she is a very extreme case of neglected the caretaking from adult. Her father believed she is retarder She spent her first thirteen years on tiding at the potty chair and still wearing diaper, she had never see, listen, being taught of anything in her life. For the past many

The Mother of the Child in Question

1053 words - 5 pages The Mother of the Child in Question The Mother of the Child in Question, written by Doris Lessing, is a short story from 1988. The story is about a social worker, named Stephen Bentley, and his attempt to persuade a Pakistani family to send their youngest daughter to a special school because she is mentally retarded. The family in question is the Khans, an immigrant family consisting of Mr. & Mrs. Khan, their son Hassan, their daughter

The Effects Of Child Abuse And Neglect

2272 words - 10 pages Imagine being a child and having your own father or mother hitting or burning your body, making sexual advances towards you, or just never being there for you when you need them. Becca, who decided to keep her last name anonymous, told about her experiences with being abused as a child in the Admit to Child Abuse web page. She told of her story by saying that she was "the victim of child sexual abuse and was abused for approximately 7 years by

Rescue of the Child from Omelas

902 words - 4 pages after much convincing from my neighbors to visit what everyone called "it" I went to see for myself. I couldnt stand there for more than what seemed like the longest minute of my life. I was overcome with sadness, sickening grief and disgust by what I saw. It just didnt make any sense that this is essential for the "happiness" and prosperity of our community. I could not live this life thriving on the misery and torture of an innocent child

Anne Frank "Child of the Holocaust

2137 words - 9 pages ANNE FRANK “CHILD OF THE HOLOCAUST” Through the eyes of one adolescent girl, this book depicts the feelings of many Jewish people whose lives were forever changed by the Nazi Invasion in the 1940’s during World War II. The Holocaust was an atrocious time in Europe when approximately 6 million Jews were tortured, beaten and murdered as a result of their religion. During this era, the Jewish people were taken to concentration camps and were

The End of Work - the Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-Market Era

2625 words - 11 pages -engineering mean that more goods and services can be produced with less human labor. If less people are working then who will buy all these new products that hit the market at an accelerated rate? The author's organization webpage (, retrieved on March 3rd, 2011 provides a brief biographical sketch on Jeremy Rifkin as an American economist, writer, public speaker, political advisor and activist. Rifkin is the President of the Foundation

Does the Divoce of Parent's Harm Their Child

2279 words - 10 pages they could. The question was, “Write down something that you would change about the way your parents communicated when you were growing up.” One of her students answered that simple request with “My parents never got a divorce, but I always wished they had. Even when they were both cheating on one another to get back at one another, when child services got involved, or when all the friends and family encouraged them to end it, they still held on

The Study Of Child Development Through A Visual Arts Workshop

8245 words - 33 pages TALABAN "Child Development Through Visual Arts"CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUND OF THE STUDYThe lack of youth empowerment has become a grave issue found not only in the Philippines but worldwide as well as seen in the various campaigns to engage the youth in matters in society. In the Villa Reyes Bambang community, 172 out of the 715 members of the community belong to the age group one year to twelve years old. This age group represents 24% of

Related Papers

Child Labor And Sweatshops Are A Current Problem In The Fashion Industry

1590 words - 7 pages Child Labor and Sweatshops are a Current Problem in the Fashion Industry          Many societies face the much overlooked problem of child labor and sweatshops in the fashion industry. Recently, Americans were stunned to learn that their apple pie sweetheart, Kathie Lee Gifford was associated with the exploitation of underage workers in Honduras. Gifford's story began the resurgence of knowledge of the growing problem of sweatshops in

Equality Of Sexes In The Labor Market

524 words - 3 pages Equality of sexes in the labor market There was a time when it was the woman’s place to stay at home and tend to the needs of the family, while the man went into the work force to earn a living to sustain the family. However, as the demands of everyday life have changed, so too has the role of women. As a result, an ever increasing number of women have joined the work force, shedding themselves of their traditional role, that of the

Does Pakistani Society Regard Women As An Angel In The House Or A Source Of All Evils

1152 words - 5 pages Conclusion Perspective of society: A perspective of any society depends upon the thinking people of that particular society. How much intellectual are they? How much sensible are they? And how much educated are they? All these have an impact on building a perspective of any society towards any object or incident or scenario. Women as an angel or sources of evils: All characters of women i.e. daughter, sister, mother, wife, mother in law etc

Best Interest Of The Child Essay

1026 words - 5 pages The Best Interest of the Child Thomas C. Wight General Psychology I, Monday and Wednesday 1:00 to 2:15pm 22 January 2013 The Best Interest of the Child A Review of the Literature The divorce rate among Americans has steadily risen in recent years with approximately 50% of marriages ending in divorce, or at least that’s what we have been told. The divorce rate in America has actually taken a slight decline in recent years and is