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Dr. Leilani Brown
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Getting the most out of this  lecture There are several links to click on to visit websites with videos, pictures, and links, so it is best to be online. In this lecture, a very brief overview is given for two types of child exploitation that are far too common in the world; child labor and child marriage. Child soldiers are considered a type of exploitative child labor. We are far removed from these problems in the USA, but the USA is involved in helping alleviate this problem in other parts of the world, so we will learn about it for this course.
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Poverty: The Underlying  Cause Poverty is an underlying cause for many types of child abuse, child labor, and child exploitation. Parents often sell their children as workers, send them to work to pay off debts, or marry their female children off to pay debts or avoid starvation for the girls themselves. It is helpful to remember that placing blame is less productive than helping to alleviate world poverty as we read about the statistics in the slides to follow.
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How Many Child Laborers? According to UNICEF, there are approximately 218 million child laborers worldwide, excluding household servants. Child labor is illegal according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child established in 1990. Yet, in many countries it is difficult to enforce the law.
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Types of Child Labor Military Child prostitution Factory workers Farm workers Mining laborers Household servants The vast majority (70 percent) of child laborers work in agriculture. Risk factors include chemical exposure, pesticide exposure, & hazardous farm machinery.
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Poverty is the most common reason that parents put their children to work. The girl in the photo is
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