Research Paper

Topics: Labor, Childhood, International Labour Organization Pages: 7 (1868 words) Published: February 26, 2013
Consuelo Subd., Bayanihan, Gapan City


A research paper presented to:
Ms. April Joy S. Bunag

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements in English IV
Jean Erika Buenaventura
IV – integrity
Date of Submission:
March 8, 2013
“Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect -and I don't live to be- but before you start pointing fingers... make sure you hands are clean!” ~ Bob Marley

* The researchers would not be able to make this research paper without to those who helped them

* First, the researcher would like to extend their deepest gratitude to God for giving them strength and patience in doing this research paper
* To their parents who supported their financial needs and serving as their inspiration

* To their dearest English teacher who gave this wonderful opportunity to have this kind of study.


First and foremost, I have to thank my parents for their love and support throughout my life. Thank you both for giving me strength to reach for the stars and chase my dreams. My untie, uncle and cousins deserve my wholehearted thanks as well.

I would like to sincerely thank my teacher, Ms. April Joy Bunag, for her guidance and support throughout this study, and especially for her confidence in me.

Thesis statement:
Child labor remains one of the major social issues. Children have historically been a part of the labor force; especially, with the advent of industrialization. There are many instances throughout history in which children have been indentured or forced into child slavery within the labor market. Children were viewed as a cheap, manageable and renewable labor resource by individuals and business. That child labor in not an equal burden. The children of the poor will be exploited the most. The poor rely more on children to meet the basic needs of the family (work for food). Poor people may have larger families as they see these children as labor participants. This only perpetuates the problem because these poor children will work vs. gain education, and they too will grow up to be poor, etc. Thus the cycle continues. ( (

i. Introduction
ii. Background information about child labor
iii. The story of child labor
iv. Reasons why child workers are increasing
v. Causes and Effects of child labor
vi. Ways to prevent or stop child labor
vii. Recommendation
viii. Conclusion
ix. Bibliography
x. Curriculum vitae

Though restrictions on child labor exist in most nations, many children do work. This vulnerable state leaves them prone to explanation. The International Labour Office reports that children work the longest hours and are the worst paid of all laborers. They endure work which includes health hazards and potential abuse. Employers capitalize on the docility of the children recognizing that these laborers cannot legally form unions to change their conditions. Such manipulation stifles the development of youths. Their working conditions do not provide the stimulation for proper physical and mental development. Finally, these children are deprived of the simple joys of childhood, relegated instead to a life of drudgery. However, there are problems with the obvious solution of abolishing child labor. First, there is no international agreement defining child labor. Countries not only have different minimum age work restrictions, but also have varying regulations based on the type of labor. This makes the limits of child labor very ambiguous....
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