Gloablization and Child Labor: China and the United States Research Paper by JeremyStuart

Gloablization and Child Labor: China and the United States
An exploration of the relationship between globalization and child labor with a focus on China and the United States.
# 153675 | 2,516 words | 11 sources | APA | 2013 | KE
Published on Sep 04, 2013 in Child, Youth Issues (Child Labor) , Asian Studies (General)

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This paper explores the concept of globalization and focuses on the issue of child labor in China, a developing country, and in the US, a developed country. The paper compares the child labor situation in both countries, and points out problems in China that include poverty, inaccessibility to education, inequality in wealth distribution and development, lack of monitoring and laxity in legal enforcement. The paper considers solutions to reduce child labor in China and calls for increased expenditure in the education sector, increased legal enforcement of enacted legislation, and the institution of socio-economic policies.

Case Study: Globalization and Child Labor in China
Comparison with Child Labor in the USA
Solutions to Child Labor Problem in China

From the Paper:

"Global statistics and studies that have attempted to decompose globalization and child labor to their components have showed that there is a general decrease in the rate of child labor participation. Moreover, there have been signs indicating a positive relationship between the level of a country's gross domestic product and globalization in that as the level of foreign direct investment increases the level of child labor participation also increases. In a report by Eldis, findings generated from investigations on relationships between child labor and other factors such as gross domestic product and globalization provide trends that can be summarized in a few points in the paragraphs that follow.
"Developing Countries with GDP per capita of less than US $7500 exhibit a decreased level of child labor. There is an increase in child labor for developing countries that have GDP per capita levels greater than US $7500. Besides these findings, a study carried out by Krisztina established that instances of increased emigration of unskilled workers (adult workers) from developing countries to the developed countries increases instances of child labor . Therefore, as the world increasingly becomes a global village and the inequality between the rich nations and poor ones necessitates emigration of adult workers to developed countries for search of opportunities, the result is an increase in instances of child labor."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Apple accused of using Chinese child labor to assemble iPhones and iPads" Accessed September Tuesday, September 03, 2013,
  • Benjamin, B & Virginie, C (2003), Globalism in Reshaping the Global Economy, New York: Schuster, 30-70.
  • Emmeriji, L, Regionalisation and Globalisation, Columbia Journal of World Business, (2003): 45-106.
  • Ghobadian, A. and Regan, N. (2004) "The significance of competencies for strategic direction and organizational performance", Management Decision journal 42: 292.
  • Krisztina Kis-Katos, "Does globalization reduce child labor?" Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Taylor and Francis Journals, 16(2007): 71-92.

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