Child Labor

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Hipster.
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December 1st, 2006 at 08:29pm
What do you think about clothes made in foreign countries that inforce child labor?
Dom
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December 2nd, 2006 at 06:09am
..well i hardly think anyones gunna be in favour of it..

Unless they take a free market economist stance and be in favour of it because it would be cheaper, but i cant see that happening.
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December 2nd, 2006 at 07:50am
You need to state your opinion and research first before a debate can continue.


you have until the end of the day to comple or if your lucky someone will help you out.
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December 2nd, 2006 at 01:01pm
NeoSteph:
You need to state your opinion and research first before a debate can continue.


you have until the end of the day to comple or if your lucky someone will help you out.


Shifty Maybe someone will....

It is estimated that roughly 250 million children work in illegal, intense labor conditions, the largest portion of this number being in Asia, and second is Africa. Alot of child labor is agricultural work, which is very hard labor, and the heat in some countries is enough to kill you alone, working on a farm all day in that doesn't make matters any better. Even though the majority of children work in labor such as this, alot of the focus on stopping child labor is put on sweatshops. This isn't helping out the kids that are dying of heat strokes at the age of 8 in fields. Its harder to convict people of this type of child labor, because its somewhat harder to discover it, but harder doesn't make it impossible. Alot of times, its children working on their own families farms.

Even though bonded labor was outlawed in 1956, it is still a major issue. This is a type of slave trade, in which children are sold to employers to work for them (usually as housekeepers) and the employer gives the family money to survive, and the child has to work off what was loaned away before they can return home. However, very few return home, as the employer takes so much out of their pay for rent and food, ect.

many people like to sweep this Under the rug as if it isn't an issue, we're in the 21st century, we're past all that. However, I think the millions of kids trapped in conditions beyond their control may disagree with them...
So, I doubt anyone will come in here and say "ENSLAVE THE CHILDREN!!!!!", so there is no debate there, however you can debate over if you feel that Child Labor is being taken seriously, and if you feel enough regulations are in place, ect.
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December 6th, 2006 at 04:46am
i think that its wrong sure it is but if you take away that form of making money for them then they will have nothing, and in most cases will starve to death. But there should be more regualtions and rules to protect these children.
Uncle Fester
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December 6th, 2006 at 04:49am
at least they are getting money....most clothes are made in cheap places nowadays so you dont get to much choice..
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December 11th, 2006 at 03:30am
The thing is, there's a lot of laws in India but no one follows them. The reason is that 90% of the population is lower middle class, lower class, and hobos. So people send their kids off to work instead of sending them to school. There's an organization here, actually, which defines child labor as retaining any child under the age of 16 from school. Some people don't send their daughters to school after they're like, 12. O_o, I know.

The problem is that people don't have money. When they get married, they think "Let's have a ton of kids and send them all to work so we can have money." They're not realizing that the money doesn't come if they have to feed 8 children and themselves.

A lot of kids, mainly girls, work in people's houses. They sweep and wash clothes and stuff. I take extra tutoring for Hindi so I go next door to my tutor's house. Her maid has a daughter. I was there one day and the girl comes in and starts sweeping. My teacher asked her why she wasn't in school. The maid said "She's grown up now. She's a big girl." And I had to translate for my Hindi teacher because the maid was speaking Telugu. The thing is, that girl was twelve years old. I'm fifteen. I mentioned that, and the maid told me that it was "different". It's just...it's not right. So there's gender issues, mindsets, financial reasons.

A lot of the time in India, child labor is a choice and a way of life. You think its disgusting and I think its disgusting but its the truth. There's millions and millions of laws. The improvements however, are that children no longer work in chemical factories, firecracker factories, mines and dangerous places like that.

Hopefully, slowly, child labor will be eradicated.
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