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Case Study On Child Labour

Nicholas Said:

what could be the benefits of human trafficking?

We Answered:

If you could traffic the libs the hell out of America it would be very beneficial.

Kim Said:

Would someone plz post an Accomplishments BIO of OBama as I am of Hillary?

We Answered:

Gee, I could copy and paste Wikipedia as well.
What does that mean?

I've done my own research on both candidates for the past year.
I've been reading about Clinton "doings" in the news for years.

I will never be swayed by "opinion" over my own research.
I also don't expect to change anyone's mind because I say so.

You want facts on Obama, do your own research.
Try his website or some of the websites that lists all the candidates

Just a couple of sites I've visited.

Bertha Said:

about - a case study on child labour in india?

We Answered:

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Child Labor in the Global Economy


The main reason families send their children to work is poverty. Unfortunately, a system in which children are sent to work at a very young age and deprived of basic education will only maintain and even exacerbate the cycle of poverty that is pushing these children to work in the first place. The literature on child labor in India provides numerous examples of this cycle of poverty. There are children who are born into a state of bondage and sometimes the parents do not even know the details of the original transaction. According to many of the cases, it seems that even minimum education would prevent the poor from taken advantage of so often.


HOW MANY CHILDREN ARE WORKING?


There are millions of children working all over the world. The ILO estimates that there are as many as 250 million children toiling in a wide range of work settings. 50% of these children can be found in Asia, however, the largest percentage of working children are in Africa (around one in three) while 15-20% of the children work in Latin America. The main economic sectors where child labor can be found are:

Agriculture
Services (domestics, restaurants, street vendors)
Prostitution
Small-scale manufacturing
Only 5% of child labor goes toward export oriented industries such as manufacturing and mining. Asia has the highest percentage of children who work in export industries. Of the export industries,the following list includes those industries with the highest percentage of child labor worldwide:

Garments
Carpets
Shoes
Small-scale Mining
Gem Polishing
Food Processing
Leather Tanning
Furniture
There is no doubt that the problem is a serious one. Some of the products made by the hands of children are sold at the most exclusive stores in the West. The most well known products are the hand-knotted carpets, soccer balls and T-shirts found in our malls.

WHY USE CHILDREN?


Most of the countries where child labor is found do in fact have minimum age laws and primary education laws, but these laws have not been enforced. A related problem is that sometimes it is the actual law enforcement officials who benefit from the labor of children. In general poverty is usually cited as the main reason for the problem of child labor. Although, no one could dispute that poverty is a factor, it is very important to understand that depending on the country, there are some other social factors that contribute to the problem perhaps just as much as poverty does. Examples cited in the Department of Labor Report include:

1. Economic self interest of the factory owners who profit from the use of such low wage workers whom they can exploit without any legal repercussions.

Why Use Child Labor? Because children are:

less demanding
more obedient
less likely to resist or object
easily taken advantage of
require lower pay
not protected by the law or its representatives
2. Public indifference or lack of political will due to the fact that child labor is treated as a non-issue by politicians, the media and other figures or institutions who decide which issues are placed on the table for national discussion.

3. Inadequate resources to support established public policy measures regarding primary education laws and policies that promote export industries regardless of their child labor practices.

4. Local governmental labor inspectors lack enough authority, expertise, accountability and experience to do a good job.

5. Corruption at all levels of government can be widespread, and in many cases, there are governmental officials who personally benefit from child labor.

6. Some cultures of the majority or dominant groups in society do not see anything wrong with child labor which utilizes children of lower castes and classes.

From the point of the child or the family who sends their child to work the direct cause is poverty or at least the culture of poverty and the lack of any alternatives. The truth is that the amount of money children can make is usually very small. A large portion of children do not get paid at all or are paid so little that the difference it makes in their families income is negligible. It is even more tragic when children are forced to work to pay off parents' debts, or when they are kidnapped and forced to work under all manner of horrendous conditions.

The question arises and is a currently a heated debate as to whether to completely abolish child labor or simply regulate it? Both sides of the debate have strong arguments, but are not directly related to international trade. Some people worry that if child labor is abololished all at once, the children will be in an even worse situation. Others worry that if it is only regulated the problem will remain. Considering the fact that the current laws are not upheld or enforced, this argument has some merit.

LABOUR CONDITIONS

In too many cases, children are taken from their families and forced to work hundreds of miles from home where there is no regulation of their working conditions. Children can be as young as five years old. Sometimes they may be beaten or not have access to nearly enough food or even water. They work in places lacking even basic hygiene, and breaks are few and far in between. The health risks these children face are many depending on the kind of work they perform, but it is safe to say that many of these laboring children are forced to quit working at a relatively young age and so the cycle begins again when they send their own children to work.

CONSEQUENCES of CHILD LABOR:

The social cost for the poor countries is the real tragedy because without providing their children with education, more children will inevitably be drawn into these types of working situations. Child labor without education depletes these countries from the potential of their future leaders and skilled laborers.

Jose Said:

Is there a Parliamentary Act on exploitation?

We Answered:

As far as I know, there are only Health and Safety regulations, the Working Time Regulations, and the Minimum Wage laws to protect workers in the UK.
Being a country run by and for capitalists, who are only interested in the maximisation of profit, the system thrives on exploitation, whether of workers at home or overseas.

Barry Said:

What does this say about the religion of peace?

We Answered:

Latest Offerings from the Religion of Peace
"He who fights that Islam should be superior fights in Allah's cause"
Muhammad, prophet of Islam

2010.04.08 (Shabak, Iraq) - Islamic militants invade the home of a Shabak religious minority member and shoot him to death.
2010.04.08 (Dakyo, Nigeria) - A teenager is among two Christians stabbed to death by Muslim attackers.
2010.04.08 (Khalis, Iraq) - Two civilians are shot dead at a marketplace by Mujahideen.
2010.04.07 (Boumerdes, Algeria) - Fundamentalists kill a civilian along a busy street.
2010.04.07 (Kupwara, India) - Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists shoot an Indian soldier to death.
2010.04.07 (Hangu, Pakistan) - Two brothers are gunned down in their home by a religious extremist.

Claude Said:

I need ideas for philosophy paper?

We Answered:

That would be putting the (physical, and future social/mental) health of that family in danger. By not knowing that the woman has herpes the man could contract it in the future, if he doesn't have it already. That will also put him in danger because he won't know that he needs treatment if he does have it. And if he does contract the disease, or find out later, he would be right in filing a law suit against the hospital because you knew his gf had the disease but didn't tell him. He would need to be told what's going on right then and there, and tested.

That will also hurt the family (regardless) in the future. If he finds out later that the woman has the disease, they would most likely break up and leave the child in a broken home, which will lead to many other social problems in itself. That would also impact the relationship that the parents have with both the child, each other, and future spouses (if they break up).

Second, the mindset of the doctors is also important, especially since the town isn't fond of new comers, especially "other cultures". They (you - in the story, not you personally) might not give a damn if the man contracts the disease or not, or whether the family stays together or not.. the fact that the town isn't fond of newcomers is most likely the main reason that race was even thrown into the situation.

Either way, feelings will be hurt, and counseling and treatment will be required.

Peace

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