Child Slavery Research Paper

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Yapi (2005) highlights the problem of child slavery and its negative impacts on the society. This study raised questions on the extent of child slavery in our society. A child is considered slave if he is under the age of 18, receives extremely little or no pay, is controlled by violence or other threats, has no option to leave the situation, has no access to education or health care. There are more than 9 million child slaves in the world. The average price of a slave today is $80. One in every six children aged 5-17years worldwide is exploited by child labor. This phenomenon is more than 400 hundred years old. There are 27 million adult and child slaves in the world today; Latin America has the maximum percentage of these slaves (60.6%).
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