Indonesia Child Labor Case Study

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I. Introduction Child labor is becoming one of the social issues not only in Indonesia but also in global world. In Indonesia itself has predicted there are approximately 2.4 million of children. The problems in the employment sector has been worsen by the existence of child labors. Child labor is the term for children, below 18 years old who dedicate themselves to certain jobs. Child labor has close relations with the children exploitation of their energy, safety, health, and sometimes related to minimum salary. Most of those children are losing their play time or even their school time. They, who still under the appropriate age to work, should work hard like the adults did. Children are the young generation that haven by state who will bring the state into better future, so they should be prepared and directed from the very beginning to have a good physical and psychological conditions. Every child has rights to grow, so parents prohibited to neglect their children and it is regulated by Law No. 23/2002 about Child Protection and the parents, including the companies will received hard sanctions if they do so. Child labor is becoming one of the social issues not only in Indonesia but also in global world. In Indonesia itself has…show more content…
There are some perceptions related to child labors that happened in Indonesia and it reflected in the term used in around 1980s when child labors called as “children who forced to work”. The common reason is poverty, but if we take a look beyond that, it might be more complex. In Indonesia, the term of ‘child labor’ itself cannot be the same as the definition that gave by ILO which is defined child labor as work that robs childhood, potential and dignity of the child itself, as well as damahing their physiscs and mental development because in Indonesia itself, there is such a custom that work is good and it is part of their

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