Why Is Child Labour Wrong

1001 Words5 Pages
Raya Jmean- 309858 ESE1 PDAS essay first draft The Killing of Innocence Child labor is a major injustice crime in many countries all over the world with severe and harsh circumstances affecting children at a very young age. Child labor usually refers to children age 15 or younger, and it damages the child physically, emotionally, socially, and disturbs their growth cycle. Child labor also deprives the child from having an education. The reasons behind child labor are usually poverty, lack of education, and lack of knowing human rights. However, child labor can be argued to have positive factors to both the economy and the family’s income. On one hand, child labor has positive factors. As cruel as child labor is…show more content…
Child labor damages the child’s health both mentally and physically in the short and long term which may lead them to lose their ability to walk long distances. The least the employers of child labor could do to the children giving them their childhood and youth is be ethical with them and treat them the way they deserve to be treated. Child labor needs to come to an end by educating the people about human rights and finding ways to decrease poverty other than enslaving children. Ekhlas, G., Ayman, H., Reema, M. & Maram N. (2013). The psychosocial impact of child labour in Jordan: A national study. International Journal of Psychology, 48 (6),1156-1164. Fors, H. (2012). CHILD LABOUR: A REVIEW OF RECENT THEORY AND EVIDENCE WITH POLICY IMPLICATIONS. Journal of Economic Surveys, 26(4), 570-593 Beglee, K., Dehejia, R., & Gatti, R. (2008). Why should we care about child labour. The Journal of Human Resources, 44(4), 871-886. Doran, K. (2013). How Does Child Labor Affect the Demand for Adult Labor? Journal of Human Resources, 48(3), 702-735. Kaushik Basu and Pham Hoang Van ,The American Economic Review. Vol. 88, No. 3 (Jun., 1998), pp. 412-42. Eric V. Edmonds and Nina Pavcnik, The Journal of Economic Perspectives. Vol. 19, No. 1 (Winter, 2005), pp.
Open Document