Child Labour Can Be Stopped by Changing International Trade Policies

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Childhood, the time for physical, intellectual and emotional development has been crippled by the ever-growing menace of child labour. Child labor addresses many issues and thoughts such as, the lack of enforcement of child labor laws which exist in developing countries, and dehumanization. The article” Child Labour can be stopped by Changing International Trade Policies” written by Ian Paul effectively demonstrates that child labour in developing countries is a serious problem that can resolved if we halt trade policies. Ian Paul’s uses powerful evidence, uses convincing language, and uses the harmful effects a child can partake from child labour persuading the reader that economic situations must be addressed before it can be abolished. To begin with, one striking element of Ian Paul’s article is the powerful evidences being explored to encourage readers how child labour is being stopped. According to UNICEF, child labour is defined by age groups, the working hours they do, and the activities performed by the child. Both UNICEF and the International Center On Child labour And Education acknowledges that in Asia and Africa, child labourers are drastically increasing while the industrialized nations, which have lower amounts of child labourers remains. These statistics prove that children are forced to work to contribute to household incomes. For instance, in India, because of industrial development and poverty, children are economic contributors for their households by working in the agricultural sector or at home. The government has been actively passing laws to stop child labour since 1930s, despite the attempt; 11.2 million children contribute to child labour, with the number still increasing. Professor Sylvain Dessay and Stephane Pallage published a study, banning child labour, which is supported by over 150 countries. However this hinders the situation because it suggested that a decrease in economic funding would damage the developing countries’ incomes....
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