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Child Labor

  1. 1. CHILD LABOR<br />Andrea Tormaschy<br />
  2. 2. Some Information on Child Labor<br />UNICEF defines a child as anyone under the age of 18. <br />Some Causes of child labor: <br />Poverty and gross inequality<br />Unjust income distribution or land distribution<br />Migration<br />Traditional culture practices<br />Adult unemployment<br />Poor and inadequate education<br />Desire for cheap consumer goods<br />**Information taken from UNICEF website.<br />
  3. 3. Definition of Child Labor<br />Age 5-11 years: at least 1 hour of economic or 28 hours of domestic work per week. <br />Age 12-14 years: at least 14 hours of economic work or 28 hours of domestic work per week. <br />Age 15-17 years: at least 43 hours of economic or domestic work per week. <br />**Information taken from http://www.childinfo.org/labour.html<br />
  4. 4. Statistics on Child Labor<br />1 in 6 children in developing countries are involved in Child labor. <br />218 million children aged 5 - 17 are involved in child labor. <br />126 million children work in hazardous conditions. <br />The highest numbers of child laborers are in the Asia/Pacific region. (122 million)<br />Some 115 million children work in hazardous conditions.<br />Statistics taken from http://www.crin.org/themes/viewtheme.asp?id=3<br />
  5. 5. Child Labor <br />2 million children are trafficked annually for child labor and sexual exploitation. <br />It is estimated that there are up to 17,500 women and children trafficked into the United States annually. <br />Information taken from http://www.humantrafficking.org/countries/united_states_of_america and http://www.worldvision.org/content.nsf/learn/globalissues-childprotection-childlabor <br />
  6. 6. Demographics of 3 Cities<br />Statistics taken from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/1271000.html, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/47/4715400.html, and http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/01/0120104.html <br />
  7. 7. Thoughts Provoked<br />While there are statistics about child labor, it has been hard to find statistics on child labor in the United States (many things found were about youth working), causing me to wonder if the there is little information because people believe it is not an issue in the United States.<br />Does the United States enable child labor through corporate America? What about the companies that use sweat shops around the world?<br />If trafficking is a correlation between child labor, this article makes me wonder how child labor is hidden in the U.S., and is not as visible. Check out this article: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20100701_Ukrainian_brothers_charged_with_slave_labor_in_Philadelphia.html<br />
  8. 8. Child Labor Awareness Video<br />Click on black box to start video. Video taken from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RlWFyWEeQk&feature=fvw<br />

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