Child Labour And Its Effect On Children

2024 Words Nov 30th, 2016 9 Pages
Child labour, in the Western tradition, evokes a negative connotations of dangerous work being committed by children, and while child labour that causes physiological or psychological damage to children, or inhibits their ability to gain an education is reprehensible, not all child labour is detrimental. However, child work, which is difficult to differentiate from child labour, is an acceptable even beneficial to the child and their family. This is especially true in agriculture. However, certain industries should prohibit all children from working such as working domestically outside of the child’s home or within mining. While children are working in all these industries it become a question of why. There are several reasons including: poverty, which is associated with an inability to receive an education, the cultural context of a society, family breakdown, and a lack of government enforcement and resources. In order to address the underlying causes of child labour it is imperative that implement policies that reduce and eliminate child labour, additionally there must be cultural enjoyment to better educate the populace on what the obligations the state has signed on too, also education needs to be free in its entirety to ensure everyone has equal opportunity for advancement, finally there needs to be greater government resources invested in reducing the sources of poverty. Due to the loose categorization of children’s economic rights set out in the Convention of the…
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