Child labour is a national problem; with harmful and exploitative work that endangers the welfare and potential of the child. National and international labour standards regulations depends typically on a range of criteria including: (a) type of work, as distinguished by the degree of hazard a child faces, or the worst forms of child labour, or whether the child is subject to exploitation (b) the sector of employment, whether in agriculture, manufacturing, or family businesses or the household; and (c) the degree to which child labour work interferes with schooling.
These three regulations can all have conflict with the child labour laws and many countries including Canada and The United States will not follow the rules of the regulations and laws. In many countries workers will work many hours a day doing hard earned labour for not much money at all. Those third world countries can have the worst forms of child labour and can exploit children in very harmful ways. While in other countries like Canada and the United States, child labour can occur by children working and balancing school at the same time. The stress borne on young students to balance work and school life can be damaging and can in some ways be known as child labour. Also while some Canadians work on family farms, they could start very young and be doing hard labour at a young age.
Child labour in developing countries is widely known and happens to many unfortunate children everyday.One main company accused of using children in their production of items is Nike. Nike uses children in the production of their items for example soccer balls in Pakistan. Pakistan has laws against child labour and slavery, but the government has taken very little action to combat it. If anyone in North America has shopped for a new soccer ball made by Nike there is a possibility that the ball has been made by someone as young as 4 or 5 years of age. The
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