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Following a tour of productions lines in Asia, the director of Huntingtons, a clothing company discovered most of the work was being performed by child labor. This paper presents some of the findings of his report. It looks at the spread of child labor in the textile industry across Asia and the dangerous precedent it is setting. It shows how the institution of global ethics could eradicate this problem.
From the Paper:"Child labor is a persistent problem throughout the world, especially in developing countries. Africa and Asia together has over 90 percent of total child employment. Child labor is particularly rampant in rural areas where the capacity to enforce minimum age requirements for schooling and work is lacking. Children work for a variety of reasons, the most important being poverty and the induced pressure upon them to escape from this dilemma. Though children are not well paid, they still serve as major contributors to family income in developing countries. Schooling problems also contribute to child labor, whether it is the aloofness of schools or the lack of quality education, which spurs parents to enter their children in more profitable pursuits. Traditional factors such as rigid cultural and social roles in certain countries further limit educational realization and increase child labor."
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Child Labor (2003, February 04) Retrieved September 27, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/essay/child-labor-8408/
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