Child Labor Argumentative Essay by Quality Writers

Child Labor
This paper discuses issues relating to child labor in the Third World.
# 100614 | 1,580 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jan 15, 2008 in Child, Youth Issues (Child Labor) , Labor Studies (General)

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This paper explains that child labor is not only a practice that can be exploitative and detrimental to the welfare of the child, but it also negatively characterizes the conditions within the country. The author points out that child labor has long been established within all countries, including developed countries such as Canada, the United States and Western Europe. The paper states that dismissing child labor outright reduces the opportunity to identify the wishes of the children themselves in respect to their ability to support or supplement the earnings of the family as well as reduces the opportunity for developing countries to affect positive change by evaluating their own child labor practices and its impact on their economic position.

Table of Contents:
The Basics of Child Labor
Child Labor and International Organizations

From the Paper:

"Child labor is criticized based upon the conditions of the workplace, the wages child workers receive, and the consequences of working as opposed to receiving an education or participating in other normal childhood activities. Sites where child laborers work are situated in developing countries where there are minimal provisions in place to ensure the safety of workers; this outcome is exacerbated when the children do not have the ability to facilitate change through representation or through equal association with those who hold power within this environment."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brown, Drusilla K. "Labor Standards: Where Do They Belong on the International Trade Agenda?" Journal of Economic Perspectives. Vol. 15 (3). 2001. 89 - 112.
  • Ennew, Judith. "Difficult Circumstances: Some Reflections on 'Street Children' in Africa." Children, Youth, and Environments. Vol 13 (1). 2003. 1 - 15. PDF retrieved November 16, 2006 from
  • Feldman, Shelly, and Larson, Desi. "Bangladesh." In Child Labor: A Global View (Eds. Cathryne L. Schmitz, Elizabeth KimJin Traver, and Desi Larson). Greenwood Press. New York. 2004. 11 - 24.
  • Levine, Marvin J. Children for Hire: The Perils of Child Labor within the United States. Praeger Publishers. New York. 2003.
  • Nueuwenhuys, O. "The Paradox of Child Labor and Anthropology." Annual Review of Anthropology. Vol. 25. 1996. 237 - 251.

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