Another drawback for child labourers is the interference of education. In the future, these children become illiterates and remain behind, which takes away their opportunity of receiving high standard jobs. Hence, it results in a generation of poverty and child
With approximately 1.2 billion children throughout the world between the ages ten and nineteen, an estimated 186 million are child laborers, going to workplaces instead of school (Srivastava). Illegal child labor is a widespread issue that has been depriving underage children of their essential education, as it politically and socially affects children in third world countries. Generally, there are children from ages five to seventeen, who would work in prohibited employments to support their poor families, with poverty as a major cause of the difficulty. On various occasions, children would work long hours in places such as factories and restaurants, receiving less pay and loosing their education. Despite efforts made by the authorities to prevent it, children continue to work excessive hours, receiving low wages and remaining in unsanitary conditions.
Ethical Issues in Child Labor What is Child Labor? Child labor is work that children should not be doing, work that may harm their health and keeps them without education. While working children have no time for attending schools and get education that is the most important thing for their future life and success. But not all work done by children should be accepted as child labor. In other words, if a work doesn’t harm child’s health or personal development (educational issues), it is generally accepted as something positive and useful.
Parents are one of the causes for child labor especially illiterate parents. Some parents are not able to work so they force their children to work instead of them. Hence, children are more easily employed because they get less money paid than adults and they are easier to get abused. Other cause that is the seedbed of child labor and the biggest cause for child labor is Poverty. In some poor countries, the government doesn't help poor families by providing education, health care or find for them work to get money.
Children are deprived of their right of getting education and contributing to their human capital accumulation. In addition to being an economic issue, child labor has important psychological and sociological dimensions as well. Most children do not have the rights to decide whether they enter the labor force. Parents are usually the people that make decisions for their children. Some children are voluntary to work and others are not.
For the household sector, if a family does not have access to child labour, their daily livelihood will be affected as they cannot provide for themselves without the extra funds the children provide. This will affect the lives of the whole family and they would be unable to survive, harming the entire family in the long run. Poor families mostly rely upon child labour in order to improve their livelihood and to survive for the next day. They have insufficient funds to provide for clothing, food, shelter and necessities, therefore they have to send their children to work. Also, as poorer families do not have access to free education, the children will still not have a chance to go to school.
Researchers: Gian Ignacio & Czeena Limbo General Topic: Education Narrowed Topic: Factors that hinder Filipino youths in going to school Thesis Statement: Unemployment and short income results to Filipino youths not going to school because insufficient money can’t afford the country’s high cost education Literature Review: Just what happens to youth if they are hindered from school? If this continues what will happen to our future, not only our country but, what of the upcoming generations? This is a crisis that may soon be the cause economic decay as each generation passes. Education is stated to be one of the essentials in life that a person should have. In such competitive world, it is a must for all to have a good education for it helps
INTRODUCTION India, a six decade independent country growing enormously in science and technology still strives hard to protect its children less than five years of age. According to UNICEF 2011 Report, with 20 percentage of 0-4 year child population in the world India has the credit for having largest number of children. With an estimate of 27 million live births India again constitute to 20 percentage of world’s live births. Contemporarily in India 1.83 million children die annually even before the completion of 5 fives. Though India since 1990 has significantly gained in child survivals within the age group of 1-4 years with a decline of 56 percentage While India has made significant gains in child survival in the age group 1-4 years since 1990(56 percentage decline) the overall decline in the child mortality was largely held up by slow progress in the age of neonatal deaths.
THE ROLE OF THE INFORMAL ECONOMY IN ALLEVIATING YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN GHANA: THE CASE OF THE INFORMAL SERVICE ECONOMY IN KUMASI Background of the Study 90 percent of over 1.2 billion youth across the world, aged, 15 to 29 live in developing countries. Out of this, 14 percent are estimated to be within sub-Saharan AfricaInvalid source specified.. In Ghana, the youth, which is defined as all persons between the ages of 15-35 years, number over 6 million, which translates to 20 percent of the entire population of the country Invalid source specified.. Ghana’s definition contrasts that of the International Labour Organization’s definition of the youth which includes all persons between the ages of 15 to 24 (ILO, 2012). There are reasons for the
When education is the major involvement for children, child labour seems to be taking over it. Child labour is an age old issue in our country. The ones, who cannot afford, slog day in and out for a few pennies. The irony is there are laws in our country that condemn child labour in spite of which it is still being practiced openly in several parts of the country. It is an issue that not just takes away the right of a child to education but the fundamental right to experience innocence and fun, and the right to dream and lead a life they have wanted to.