India Is The Largest Number Of Child Workers Essay

1013 Words Dec 9th, 2015 5 Pages
India has the largest number of child workers in the world. The number of child workers around the world increased from 11.28 million in 1991 to 12.59 million in 2001, and is at 168 million this year. That’s 11 percent of the world’s children not being able to go to school and working 14-16 hours a day. Some children go all day with no food, they just work to make money for their families. Most workers, working the whole day, don’t make what we make in an hour. If children or even adults work in a clothing place, a shirt that costs $40 in the United States could make the person that made, half a penny. In India more than 400,000 children work in cotton fields, most of them are girls ages 7-14. These kids are making 20 cents a day. Another problem in the workplaces is that the conditions are dangerous for the children. There are laws set in place to stop the dangerous work, but most employers don’t follow those rules because law enforcement could take the children away. Another job that is very dangerous and is actually banned for children to work is mining. Even though it is banned for children to work in mining, there are many cases of children working in mines. Along with the no food, low wages, and terrible working conditions, there have been cases of children being sexualy assulted in the work place. Most of these involve young girls and their male bosses but that’s not the case all the time. Poverty is one of the biggest leaders of child labour. With the mom and dad…

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