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Unformatted text preview: Intro There are around 246 million children (ages 5 to 15) working all around the world, and of these child workers India has the largest number ranging from 40 million to 115 million (Child labour 32). There are national laws prohibiting children less than 14 years of age to work, but just by looking at this numbers it is obvious that there is something wrong. The conditions that these children work under are very dangerous, unhealthy, and with very long hours and little pay. Some of these kids are treated like slaves, especially the ones that try to pay off family debts, in other words bonded labor. Employers, or companies, keep these terrible conditions because it is much cheaper, and thus they generate a greater profit, but pain and suffering for the children. So if employers are forced to give better working conditions for the children, they will have to cut off the number of children working for them because it will cost them more; also, employers would hire adults, since they have more experience than kids,...
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2009 for the course ENGL 104 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.
- Spring '08