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5/10/10 What is Child Labor? “Child Labor” can encompass many types of activity: Working in a factory for wages Picking through garbage Prostitution Working in a family store Watching farm animals while they graze Washing household clothing
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5/10/10 What is Child Labor? The International Labour Organization (ILO) defines a child as “economically active” if they do any Work for wages Work in a family farm Work in a household enterprise Also counts children who are unemployed but looking for work
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5/10/10 What is Child Labor? The ILO defines a “child laborer” as someone Under 12 and economically active 12-14 and economically active 14+ hours/week; working in a hazardous occupation or industry; or engaged in one of the “worst forms of child labor” 15-17 and engaged in hazardous work or one of the “worst forms of child labor”
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How Much Child Labor? In 2004, the ILO estimated that among 5-14 year olds, there were 191 million economically active (about 16% of global population) 166 million child laborers 74 million children in hazardous work “Hazardous” is defined fairly loosely. Includes
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2010 for the course ECON Econ 311 taught by Professor Schnabl during the Spring '10 term at University of Delaware.

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