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Transcript of CHILD LABOUR
Monday, February 2, 2015
Vol XCIII, No. 311
How Can We Solve This Problem?
2.7 million healthy years of life are lost due to child labor
Risk of hearing loss
Working with machinery and sharp tools
Lack of clean water, hand-washing facilities, and toilets
Exposure to pesticides
Expected to dampen as aid dries up, brick demand will slump and the children will be forced further into poverty as the balance tips in favor of the employers.
No significant changes are planned to the rules governing the employment of youth 17 and younger
It was estimated that about 800,000 children worked in Bolivia. Of that, 491,000 were under the age of 14.
More than 250 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 work. Of those, more than 80 million kids labor in extremely hazardous conditions.The cycle of unending labor is robbing young people of their childhoods—even in America. An estimate that more than 150,000 children work illegally on U.S. farms.
"I was not allowed to rest," she says. "If I did something wrong or it was not what they wanted, they hit me.
Companies that use child labour