Child Labour And Its Effects On Children Essay

1092 Words Oct 15th, 2015 5 Pages
Child labour refers to work that harms children or stops them being able to attend school. Around the world, mostly from the US, the gap is growing between rich and poor people in recent years which had forced millions of children out of schooling and into the work force. Estimations from the international labour organisation show that approximately 215 million children aged between 5 and 17 are currently working under condition that are considered illegal, hazardous or extremely exploitative. This extreme number of children in labour is because most of the families are usually extremely poor. A large number of the children work in commercial agriculture, fishing, manufacturing, mining and domestic service. To some extreme some of the children are even working in illicit activities like drug trade and prostitution or other traumatic activities such as serving as a soldier.

Out of the 215 million child labourers around the world there is approximately 114 million (53%) are found in Asia and around the pacific region. Although there has been progress in reducing child labour in many countries in the region, the problem in Asia still persists. Research has found that there are a number of children working in different areas. These areas include economic sectors, domestic labour, seafood processing, garment and footwear factories, mining and quarrying and other services. If nothing is done about the child labour the child labourers will become young people with poor employment…

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