child labor


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Gainful employment of a child under age 17 in a workplace that employs adults functioning in equal or similar capacities, in agriculture, factories, the service sector, mines, etc.

child labor

Public health Gainful employment of a child–usually,
< age 15 in a workplace that employs adults functioning in equal or similar capacities. See Sweatshops. Cf Terms of Engagement.
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The convergence projects of the DSWD and the DOLE to combat child labor are:
In England at the turn of the 19th century, the movement toward child labor legislation was the hard work of a few reformers.
The ILO and the International Organization of Employers (IOE) have created the child labor guidance tool for companies to increase their knowledge and ability to conduct business in line with international labor standards on child labor.
He further said that many organization are working on Child Labor but no one collect the data on Child Labor, adding that it was the responsibility of the state to provide education and food to their citizen but unfortunately the state is totally failed in that field, Takkar added.
The expert briefed Abu Nejma on reports issued by the ILO on Jordan's child labor project, "Moving Towards a Child Labor Free Jordan," adding that the organization had agreed to expand the project's term in the Kingdom.
Despite a substantial regulatory framework and government measures, the child labor problem remains relevant and unresolved.
The ban created a black market in child labor that reduced earnings.
Our children don't want much from us," the president told dignitaries and members of the press at the launch of a national plan to eradicate child labor.
Vice Minister of Labor Gladys Azcona de la Cruz said only Ecuador has carried out a similar program that seeks to involve the community in the fight against child labor in rubbish dumps.
As per the International Labor Organization, the term " Child Labor " is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to their physical and mental development.
The project entails a four-year program that will target 6,500 children living in three of Peru's poorest rural regions -- Huancavelica, Pasco and Junin -- where child labor is common practice.
Children between the ages of 15 and 17 make up 46% of the total child labor market, with 4.

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