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Child Labor in India

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Child labor is not new to North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, basically every part of the world inhabited by people (Herumin 10). Child labor is not something people noticed until the rise of the industrial revolution, where new advancements in manufacturing increased the demand for workers, mainly children because of their ability to reach in small spaces (Herumin 20). Child labor involves children under the age of 18 who work in terrible, dangerous conditions for long hours with little to no pay (Herumin 10). These conditions leave scars, physical and psychological ones including deadly diseases and injuries, loneliness, isolation, IQ reduction and more (WHO). The effects are infinite, endless. Many of the reasons why child labor is still a problem today is because of poverty, lack of education, overpopulation, and lack of awareness - factors India is greatly displaying (Bolla). Bolla also explains that child labor continues to be a problem in India because of its previous use of a caste system. Most people weren’t rich, so the majority of children had to work to help the family survive instead of going to school and learning how to read and write (Bolla).
The ILO estimates over 200 million children worldwide are current victims of child labor, with 30% of them in India (WHO). The reasons why this number is remarkably overwhelming lies in the facts that children everyday are abused, starved, and worked for up to 12 hours a day (Kara). Working conditions
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