Child labor could be harmful for the child’s health and education as well as the government’s success; therefore governments must enforce the laws that ban the abuse of this practice. Children all over the world often work very long, strenuous hours seven days a week. The jobs assigned to the children are usually very dangerous and because the child is in work all day they are not getting an education, which can be harmful to the government. Child labor really became popular during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when new inventions created a need for huge numbers of workers. When there weren’t enough adults for the job the employer would hire children, which would save the company money because they wouldn’t have to pay a child the same money as an adult, when the child would work about the same hours as any adult would. Many children throughout the world continue to be involved in dangerous and demeaning work that robs them of their childhood and often their future, according to the Department of Labor’s 2006 reporti.
When you think of child labor, people often think of problems in faraway places such as poor, developing countries. While it is true that the highest incidences of child labor takes place in most poor countries, America has its share of the problem. In fact, American history is filled with abusive forms of child labor, such as children working in mines, sawmills, and sweatshops factories. Today, some child labor continues in America. We can still children working on farms under some of the most hazardous conditions. California and Texas, for example, children are picking onions and other farm products that end up in some of our supermarkets.
In Mexico, the government has a very difficult time tracking child labor. The mother of a child would bring their child to work to be watched, but because an adult worker would get bonuses for doing more that their daily quota, the parents with “little helpers” would bring home...