Children who do not have money are more likely to work at places that are very harmful. For example, “Places such as agriculture, mining, and construction all lead to poverty related health problems” (“Hunt”). Children work hard in these types of places because they have no other option to earn their way of living at such a young age. Poverty related health problems such as “Malnutrition, fatigue, and anemia can increase the risks of permanent disabilities and premature death” (“Hunt”). There has to be another option for a child rather than to be put into child labor.
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.
Kids should get paid for good grades. Kids in today's society all want money and we'll do anything to get it, including get good grades. Many studies have shown that people work harder if they physically get something out of there work such as money or candy. Since the kids today don’t get anything for good grades it's making them not want to try hard or put in any work into their school grades. Just think, going to work every day and not getting paid, would people still try their best and put all their time and effort into their job?
They start spending that money on a lot of things except for anything educational which is a very alarming situation for them and for their parents as well. Their parents need to know how they are spending that money and how they should be sending that money. Most of the time the only reason why teenagers start working is because they want to save money for their college studies. Studies revealed that teenagers have considered working here as a great learning experience for them but the writer has completely ignored that aspect as well. According to him, most teens working at places like McDonalds is not provoking sense of responsibility instead it is giving them a shortcut to avoid studies and start earning with little or no education at all.
Child labor still recognized as the most knotty issue facing by almost every country in worldwide. Many of the welfare organizations very concerned about the child labor issue. It is because this issue causes a lot of negative impacts towards the children. The same statistics 176 million children at the age range of 5-14 are in industry and it is clear that the number of child workers is 153 million, of whom 53 million are employed in dangerous tasks. 129 million children at the age range of 15-17 in the industry of whom 53 million are employed in dangerous tasks are child workers and all of the workers in that range have been working in dangerous tasks (ILO, 2010).
The effect of parents bringing kids into poverty are endless because there are endless reasons why people are in poverty. 13.4 percent of children were born into poverty which means there is a higher percentage of kids that were not born into it but are now in it(Breslow,2018 para 9). Kids do not make money or if they are old enough to get a job they still don't pay all the bills or have to provide for other people. The parents are the main source of income for these kids in poverty, it does not mean it was their fault because they could have lost their jobs or have been in poverty for their entire lives. There are parents who are at fault because of their drug addiction, lack of managing money, or because they do not consider their kids in their
Life is composed of a bunch of different events, some great and some not so good. For all of the orphans in the world, most of the events in their life fall into the not so good category. Imagine losing your parents and being put into a system you have no control of. In, The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, she explains the how the system The Children’s Aid Society set up worked. They had very good intentions but unrealistic expectations, most of the kids were placed into bad homes and had to go to multiple new homes until they found on that was good for them.
By the end of my speech, 212 underprivileged children around the world would be clenching their stomach and wobbling from garbage dumps to garbage dumps, searching for half- eaten food. 5 children in India would leave school to work in a dilapidated undergarment factory for 14 straight hours, enduring whipping, and pain just for 3 bowls of rice. 3 children in Africa would be dead after being beheaded by heartless invaders. The power to change this situation lies with every one of you present today. Basic necessity such as food, basic education, security are few of many things that underprivileged children lack.
As rural citizens were forced to move out of the country to the cities where factory and mining jobs were being advertised, the large powerful businesses knew that the best way to make money in the millions was through cheap manufacturing. This resulted in all the employees being paid ridiculously low wages and some no wage at all. Parents on these extremely low wages couldn’t afford to feed their usually many children, so children were forced into labour. They would mostly work hard, dirty and dangerous jobs in the mines and factories that no-one else wanted to do. They much too often had devastating effects on the children such as diseases, infections resulting in amputated limbs and death.
According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), “about 12 million Pakistani children are forced into child labor, especially in Punjab and the Northwest Frontier Province, in conditions of real slavery.” But why is trafficking such a large problem for my country? Well first you must know that around 25% of the population is below the poverty. This, combined with the high illiteracy rate, causes the parents to take some extreme and irrational measures. They are unable to support their children and traffickers are fully aware of this fact. The traffickers promise work for the children in rich families but after a specific sum of money has been paid, the traffickers exploit the children and treat them like slaves.
Poverty is affecting billions of people around our world and the number is growing with each day. Many people think they can avoid the effects of poverty, but it is something that affects all of our daily lives. Many people see poverty as a person who lacks money, although this is true poverty is caused by many more things than being without money. Just the fact that one in two children live in poverty can help people see clearly the impact it has on our world. Poverty truly does influence the type of care and treatment a person will receive when they need it.
Many things led kids to become Boxcar Kids. This was because several kids were feeling like a burden to their families and others left because of the shame of poverty and unemployment. Some kids just left because they thought it would be a great adventure. The biggest reason though was probably the fact that many kids were looking for jobs to earn money. Kids left because they thought they were helping their families or it would be so much fun, but numerous kids didn’t think of the dangers they would face on the rails.
All in all a lot of students don’t have to necessarily “work” for it. I believe to make students work harder in school and to start money managing sooner, they should get paid for having good grades. Children in school work and strive for an education, at least I hope most of them do. Students that see school as pointless and they aren’t getting anything out of it, typically don’t try their hardest. Poor grades affect both them and the school.
The Right Way of Praising and Criticizing Our Children I believe that a lot of people, including me, sooner or later will get the most challenging job ever, which is raising a child. Most of them, especially mothers, are afraid to become a parent. I mentioned mother is because a mother usually spending more time with their children compare to a father, so mother has a bigger influence for children. There are a lot of reason for them to be afraid, because we live in such a cruel and an unfair world are few of them. One big mistake could hurt them.