Laxmi Pandey SOC-220 09/22/2019 Mary Child Labor Child labor refers to the utilization of those children who are below the age of 18 in any form of work. Globally, 218 million children between 5 to 17 years are in employment and 152 million are a victim of child labor (Maki, 2018). 73 million, almost half of them work in hazardous child labor and most of them are 15-17 years old (Maki, 2018). Almost half of the child labor (72.1 million) is found in Africa; 62.1 million in the Asia and the pacific; 10.7 million in the America; 5.5 million in Europe and 1.2 million in the Arab (Maki, 2018). Child labor is a serious problem that violets the fundamental right of the children and interfere with their schooling. Child labor might affect children’s psychological, physical, emotional and moral development. Many of the children suffer from the worst form of child labor such as slavery, child soldiering, sexual exploitation, drug trafficking, prostitution. Poverty lack of schools, social norms, unemployment, lack of parental education, migration, large family size is the main causes of child labor. Many social phenomena have an impact on child labor problem and it tends to continue but there should be some solution to solve this social problem from our community and from the country. Almost every country has rules and regulations that protect the child's rights. Child labor is a violation of child rights. Many factors have an impact on this problem such as inequality.
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- Fall '14
- Sociology, Child Labor, utilization of those children