Child Labor

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Child Labor

The employment of persons under a certain age. Child labor generally is restricted. For example, a jurisdiction may prohibit children under 16 from working during school hours, and children under 18 from working in hazardous conditions. Employment of young children is sometimes associated with sweat shops.
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Guy Thijs, head of the ILO's child-labor program, said that two things must happen to end child labor.
To help students understand a clash between culture, religion and federal law, specifically the conflict between Amish, who want the right to have their teenage sons work in sawmills, and child-labor laws designed to ensure young workers' safety.
Estimates of child laborers in export-related jobs hover around 5 percent of the total child-labor population.(8) To responsibly address the issue of child labor, one needs a better understanding of the economics surrounding the informal economy.