By: Chloe B. C6.
Child labor is caused by many things. Child labor is when a child is being deprived from their
education or just everyday functions. Some of the causes of child labor are poverty, limited
access to education, or limited prohibitions of child labor. Child labor can also cause health
problems. This can happen because if the lack of sunlight, food, and water. This piece of writing
will be about the causes and effects of child labor.
One of the causes of child labor is poverty. One example of this is, “ Poor children and their
families rely upon child labor in order to improve their chances of attaining basic
necessities.” ( continuetolearn.uiowa.edu) This piece of evidence is important because it
explains how when families need money they depend on child labor by selling their child. By
selling their child to a child laborer they can make money and even be making profit off of child
labor.This is the first cause of child labor.
Another cause of child labor is limited access to education. An example of this is, “ In
2006, approximately 75 million children were not in school, limiting future opportunities for the
children and their communities.” (continuetolearn.uiowa.edu) This piece of evidence is important
because it explains that since there is a lack of knowledge, then that means that they can not
get a job to make a steady income. So if they can not make a steady income then that means
that they may contribute to child labor as a way to make money. This is the second cause of child labor.
The last cause of child labor is prohibitions on child labor. One example of this is, “ For
example, the manufacture and exports of products often involves multiple layers of production
and outsourcing, which can make it difficult to monitor who is performing labor at each step of
the process.”(continuetolearn.uiowa.edu) This piece of evidence is important because it
explains how when the product is produced and it is put on the market. So this makes it is hard
to tell who is performing child labor. So this means that they can not stop people are performing
child labor. This is the last cause of child labor.
The effects of these factors are child labor. For some child labor solves their problems,
but for many children it can be the complete opposite. But when you support child labor you
supporting starving children and also deprived children. The causes of child labor are some
things that many people struggle with like poverty and limited access to education, but the
things that people can fix are limited prohibitions towards child labor. In conclusion, child labor is
unsafe and harmful to the children that are being forced to do these acts.