Cause Of Poverty And Child Labor In The United States

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 Poverty and high unemployment. Poor children and their families may rely upon child labor in order to improve their chances of attaining basic necessities. About one-fifth of the world’s 6 billion people live in absolute poverty. The intensified poverty in parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America causes many children there to become child laborers. In India, the parents send the children to sell petty items so they can have money to buy food and other basic amenities. This is due to the high unemployment in the country leaving lots of people living below the minimum cash per capital.

Limited Education:
 Approximately 125 million children in the world do not attend school, limiting future opportunities for the children
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As they are uneducated, they do not realize the importance of education for their children. This chart shows the literacy flow in india.

Solutions to Child Labor
The solutions to the problem of Child Labor are:
• The Child labor laws need to be strictly enforced by the Government.
• The general public need to be made aware of the severe consequences of Child labor.
• An increase in employment opportunity for adults would help in overcoming the problem of poverty and child labor.
• Government should ensure that every child gets the opportunity to go to school.
• The owners of factories and mines should take the pledge of not engaging child in their place of business.
• The major national legislative developments include the following:
• The Factories Act of 1948: The Act prohibits the employment of children below the age of 14 years in any factory. The law also placed rules on who, when and how long can pre-adults aged 15–18 years be employed in any factory.
• The Mines Act of 1952: The Act prohibits the employment of children below 18 years of age in a
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• A child who gets a good social environment grows up to become a good citizen, which in turn helps the country to grow and develop.
• Education of the masses will be very helpful to raise the consciousness of general people. For this, mass media campaigns over radio, television, newspaper, internet, etc. can be used.
• Thanks to the government, the child-labor ban act was passed. Let us not violate the act. Let all children enjoy the glory and beauty of childhood.
The problem of child labour continues to pose a challenge before the nation. Government has been taking various pro-active measures to tackle this problem. However, considering the magnitude and extent of the problem and that it is essentially a socio-economic problem inextricably linked to poverty and illiteracy, it requires concerted efforts from all society to make a dent in the problem.
The social evil of child labour can be brought under control, if each individual takes responsibility of prevailing child labour. Each and every citizen should be aware of their responsibilities and should take corrective measures to stop child labour, so that we can have a better and developed India. Child labour can be controlled if the government functions effectively with the support of the
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