Child Labor and the Global Society Analytical Essay by Beng

Child Labor and the Global Society
A look at the causes, effects and significance of child labor on the global society.
# 148374 | 1,750 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | PH
Published on Oct 14, 2011 in Child, Youth Issues (Child Labor)

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This paper discusses how child labor is more usual in third-world countries found in Africa and Asia, since these areas are more prone to poverty and forced labor. The paper also examines how there are other causes, such as the level of educational attainment. The paper looks at how the positive and negative effects are extensive mainly because child labor depends on three factors: the family, the community, and the local or global community.

The Causes of Child Labor in the Global Society
The Effects of Child Labor in the Global Society
The Significance of Child Labor to the Global Society

From the Paper:

"Based on the definition given by the International Labor Office, the term "child labor" is connected to economic activity, as well as, hazardous work. It is different from other children who are "12 years and older who are working only a few hours a week in permitted light work and those aged 15 years and above whose work is not classified as hazardous" (International Labor Office, Geneva 6). Children suffering from child labor are those who are below the age of 18, who do hard work for at least one hour for about half of the working days per week. Whether they are paid or unpaid, part time or full time, on casual or on regular basis or whether it is legal or illegal appears to be insignificant so long as the type of work is too heavy and difficult for their age and their capacity. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cigno, Alessandro, and Furio Rosati. The Economics of Child Labour. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Hagemann, Frank, Yacouba Diallo, Alex Etienne, and Farhad Mehran. "Part 2: Main Results: Trends in Children's Work." Global Child Labour Trends 2000 to 2004. Geneva: International Labor Office, 2006.
  • International Labor Office. "Child Labor Stories." 2005. Work in Freedom. 26 April 2007 <>.
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  • Lavallete, Michael. "The New Sociology of Childhood and Child Labour Childhood, Children's Rights and Children's Voice." A Thing of the Past? Child Labour in Britain in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Ed. Michael Lavallete. Liverpool, England: Liverpool University Press, 1999.

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