Child labor refers to the employment of children in any work that prevent children from having a normal childhood. There is still a child labor in modern days around the entire world.
There Are Many Reasons Of Child Labor Such As:
1. Poverty is the greatest single cause behind child labor.
2. Lack of well alternatives, such as affordable schools and quality education.
There are also cultural reasons of child labor. As there are some parents who believe that when child work, it shapes his personality early.And there are also families which believe that a girl shouldn’t go to school so they make her go to work at a very early age.
There are many forms of child labor which differ in different parts of the world for example:
Children working at a young age has been a consistent theme throughout Africa. Many children began first working in the home to help their parents run the family farm. Other types of domestic child labor include working in commercial plantations, begging, and other sales such as boot shining. In total, there are an estimated five million children who are currently working in the field of agriculture which steadily increases during the time of harvest. Along with 30 percent of children who are picking coffee, there are an estimated 25,000 school age children who work all the year.
Many factors played a role in Britain’s long-term economic growth, such as the industrial revolution in the late 1700s and the prominent presence of child labor during the industrial age. Children who worked at an early age were often not forced but did so because they needed to help their family survive financially. Due to poor employment opportunities for many parents, sending their children to work on farms and in factories was a way to help feed and support the family. Child Labor first started to occur in England when household businesses were turned into local labor markets that mass-produced the once homemade goods. Because children often helped produce the goods out of their homes, working in a factory to make those same goods was a simple change for many of these youths.
Although there are many children under the age of ten working for factories, the majority of children workers were between the ages of ten and fourteen. This age range was an important time for many youths as they were first helping to provide for their families; while also transitioning to save for their own future families.