Labor is the work that people do for the sake of earning some money. It can be any job like lifting some materials on shoulders and carrying it to certain places, or working at a tea stall, or working as a housekeeper or any odd jobs which do not have enough salary according to the kind of work people have to do in the job.
Child labor is the labor where children do all the jobs which are meant to be done by people of adult age. Child labor is a crime and banned in lots of countries, but still, it gets noticed that a lot of people send their children to earn some money so that they can properly feed their family.
We can see children serving food, cleaning tables, carrying loads and doing certain other kinds of stuff just to make sure that at the end of the day, they are eating some food and taking some money along with them to their homes.
What Kind of work do child laborers do?
These are some jobs that normally child labourers do:
- Sweeping is the most common task that we see most of the child laborers doing. The the business owners or houses owners don’t usually get the sweeping staff easily and they keep children as the sweepers.
- Most of the street food vendors are very young and not even adult, and we people go to them to eat delicious food but, we don’t care about their age and why they are doing the jobs even when they are not even adult.
- A lot of children beg for money which is the worst scene for anyone as if you are a citizen of a country where children are begging for money then you have to accept that your country is still lagging behind a lot of countries economically.
What are the types of child labor?
Child labor is of many kinds but here are a few kinds which we get to see the most:
- Street food vendors
- Driving public transportation
- Selling fruits and vegetables
- Selling stationary items etc.
These are some works that children normally do to earn some money. Some of the children earn money for the sake of feeding their families, but nowadays, a lot of them work to get educated which is a good reason but still working being a child is not admissible.
What are the reasons for Child Labor
- People send their children to earn some money as they are disabled or they feel they don’t have any talent to earn some money and rather than begging for money they send their children to work and earn money for their homes.
- People want their children to get educated in a good manner, so they earn money, but they also want their children to earn money so that they can earn more money for a better education.
- Sometimes parents don’t fulfill the needs of their children to which children feel that they should do on their own and that is why they opt for child labor.
These were a few main reasons behind child labor.
What are the effects of Child Labor?
Child Labour is a huge issue in India and a lot of other countries. Child labor effects to the future of children drastically because they start earning money at a very young age. And when they are asked to study, they prefer working over studying even if they are provided to study for free. It ruins the future of their children. Here is some of the negative effects of child labour:
- Children do not get to study, and that is why the basic education that everyone needs, lack in the students who have to get involved in child labour.
- For some pennies in their initial stage, they do not study, and due to this great issue, they always work on a smaller scale only and never get into a good job.
- Due to child labour, children do not get to enjoy the initial days of their lives which are said to be the most beautiful days of a human being’s life.
How can we eradicate the problem of Child Labor?
There are a lot of tasks that people all around the world are doing to stop child labor. Stopping child labor is the toughest task to do because people don’t understand the value of childhood. We need to educate all the people about studying and living the childhood in the best manner. Education is the key because educating people will let them know about the various values and then they will let their children study instead of work.