The Importance Of Child Labor

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Throughout the world, Child labour is part of the structure of formal and informal economy. Many types of work are done by children including agricultural work, domestic service, home based work, work in factories and shops, street selling, mining and quarrying, construction, commercial sex work, and wide range of other activities.(UNICEF 2006) . According to the ILO world report on Child labor, 2015, 168 million children remain trapped in child labour all over the world. Evidence from ILO School-to-Work Transition Survey (SWTS) programme indicates that between 20 and 30 % of adolescents and young adults in the low-income countries included in the School-to-Work Transition Survey programme complete their labour market transition by the age of 15 years. The same survey source indicates that even more youth in these countries leave school prior to this age. The ILO report published in 2013 on ‘Marketing progress against child labour: Global estimates and trends 2000-2012’ revealed that changes in the regional distribution of children in child labour, 5-17 years age group between 2008 and 2012 increased from 30.6 % to 35.1 % in sub-Sahara Africa while in the trend for Asia and pacific shows a decline (52.7% in 2008 to 46.2% in 2012). In Sub-Saharan Africa, primary and secondary school attendance rates continue to be low because millions of school children work instead of attending school (World Bank, 2012).This suggests that child labour is one of the obstacles that lead not

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