Child Labour And Child Labor

1142 Words Nov 13th, 2015 5 Pages
One of today’s and back then’s worst concern is the amount of children currently and previously forced to endure child labour. Child labour affects children mentally and physically, as well as putting children at risk for abuse from employers. Child labour is an everyday task for as many as 280 million children. They work on farms, factories, and in sweatshops for extremely low fees; most have little or no education. Child labour addresses many issues and thoughts such as, dehumanization, the lack of enforcement of child labour laws which exist in most countries in the world and the social effects of these uneducated children becoming our future. This essay will show what child labour really is and how it has and is affecting our world.
Child labor began in the 1900s because many families were in poverty and needed everyone they could in their family working to bring in a slightly larger income. According to the author Irwin Yellowitz “Children were useful as laborers because their size allowed them to move in small spaces in factories or mines where adults couldn’t fit, children were easier to manage and control and perhaps most importantly, children could be paid less than adults.” As the children worked, they were also not getting an education. In the 1900s, child labor was not an unusual thing. It was actually pretty common and part of the modern economy. People did try and reduce the amount of child laborers; it took a huge stock-market collapse to convince the people.…

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