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Transcript of child labour
did you know?
- Globally, 1 in 6 children work
- 218 million children are involved in child labour world wide
-126 million children work in hazardous conditions
-The highest numbers of child labourers are in the Asia/Pacific region,
-The highest proportion of child labourers is in Sub Saharan Africa,
how it started?
-definition: the employment of children ,especially when illegal or considered exploitative
- started with the industrial revolution in the 1800s.
- the numbers of child laborer emaciated.
- workers from farms and home workshops move into urban areas and factory.
-mines, glass factories, textiles, agriculture, canneries, home industries, and as newsboys, messengers, bootblacks, and peddlers
- During the 19th century the situation of children started to improve
solutions to child labour?
- Eliminate Poverty
- Enforce Labour Laws
- Abolish Child Trafficking
- Promote Fair Trade
- Replace Child Workers by Adult Workers
statistics in 2012
- 250 million children aged 5-14 in child labour in Asia
- 80 million cases in Africa
- 17 million cases in latin america
- estimated that roughly 90 per cent of children involved in domestic labour are girls
- poverty .
- Adults earn so little
- Schools are far away, expensive
- In Africa, many children become orphans
- their size allowed them to move in small spaces in factories or mines
-easier to manage and control
-children could be paid less than adults.
child labour in Malaysia?
Child labour distribution by branch of economic activity, 5-17 years old
can you imagine?
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- child labour in Malaysia isn’t so rampant
- Work on agricultural estates or in small factories.
- Government officials do not deny the existence of child labour but maintain that foreign workers have largely replaced child labourers