Western Civilization 1
Mrs. S. Melton
November 30, 2009
Child Labor in America Our child labor issue an ongoing world wide effect, currently among America’s society. Researchers even today and our up and down crisis we face economically, leave us with the understanding that poverty is a main cause of child labor. Still in America poor families depend heavenly upon their children working in order to improve their chances of attaining basic necessities. American history goes way back to explain that poverty and a child’s workload come from a lack of not receiving the education which is important for their growing years. There are certain laws and policies that was established to control our child labor issue. Aiming to stop child labor. Many people use children for labor work to take advantage of children innocence that the children have.
Child labor is used for the employment of children below a certain age, which is considered illegal by law and custom. The ages varies from country to country and government to government. Child labor is a world phenomena which is considered to be inhuman by many organizations. Child labor was considered to be a human right issue ,but came out to be a public dispute. Child labor is widely spread all over the world. Child labor is used for domestic work, factory work, agriculture, mining, having business’ run such as; selling food, and helping parents. In some factories children are forced to weave carpets, polish shoes, and ship off store goods. There are many causes for child labor. Most of it is caused by poverty, parental illiteracy, social apathy, ignorance, lack of education and exposure, exploitation of cheap labor, and family size. Poverty is especially the main cause of child labor. Parents are always being forced to send their little kids into hazardous factories to work, they have no other choice. They know that they are wrong for doing their kids that way but it was hard. They did it for