Child Labour | Worst Forms & Primary Causes – Industrial Revolution

Child Labour

Child labour is an employment of child, child labour takes away childhood from children. Child labour is reason children could not attend regular school. Because of child labour the Legislation across world prohibit child labour, child labour don’t include child artists, family duties etc. child labour has existed most of the history. In nineteenth century and twentieth century children b/w 5-14 were from families that could not afford without sending their children at work (child labour) and these children worked mostly in agriculture and home based duties and even attended 12 hours night shift duty. In Present, poorest countries have 1 in 4 children (25 percent) having child labour.

What is Child Labour?
Child Labour

Defining Child Labour

Child labour does not mean not to do other activities, that includes helping parents and dealing with their own problems and that is something positive. Child labour does not mean not to earn pocket money in free time or in holidays and that is extra activity, child labour does not mean not to gain skills but in limits, little children must not help family for financial problems unless have no choice but extra activities as hobby prepares them for the professional life that how they’ll be participate as society members and how they can be respectful parents one day.

Define Child Labour
Defining Child Labour

Child labour is very harmful for their physical and mental health.
It refers to work that being tired after day work (child labour), they can’t on studies even if they want to and could not manage time for school. Attending school as well as doing heavy duty gives bad performance in both places. Most of the children permanently have left school because of child labour.

define child labour
Defining Child Labour

The Worst Forms of Child Labour

One of worst form of child labour is child slavery that includes separating them from their family for work that form of child labour causes child to be mentally and physically ill. Child labour takes away safety morals from children in their childhood when children have enough time to learn and study.

Another worst form is to offer children drugs first at free of cost and after that they get child labour benefit, because of this child labour several children have also been kidnaped and who ever not got involved in dangerous activities. For child labour, offering child for prostitution and for pornography production and for their own benefits. Child labour slavery is defined to force children without their permission, they have to work for another person without their desire to work for that person who imposed child labour on them and abusing children. In this child labour a child do not have permission to take break or have a leave and can’t even say no to work, in case of rejecting to do work is really terrible for children, fear is injected in children’s minds that they do not talk about what they desire.

children as slaves
Child labour slavery

Child labour trafficking is most serious and illegal trading for child labour as sexual exploitation, baggers, prostitution etc. Another worst form of child labour is Debt bondage is forced child labour, where mostly poor families have to give away their little ones to pay their loans and that child have to work their even for years or may be entire life, cycle goes on, in worst cases the children’s children have to work to pay off price. Child labour imposers have no mercy on children, children do not have that much energy as a grown up person have, child imposers indirectly also abuse children’s body by assigning more work to children then the work they can handle.

Worst Form of Child Labour

In child labour the Serfdom is defined as when anyone is forced to spend time or be living in someone else’s property with little or no pay. Forced child labour form includes kidnapping of children from streets, outside of houses, snatching In front of their parents and forcing them to beg, kidnappers use children for begging, snatching valuable commodities, including target killing cases. If the child refuse to do the work, they are beaten deadly and even gets killed. This kind of Child Labour of kidnapping children is to run kidnappers business so they can earn a lot f money by forcing children to work against their will.

child labour
child labour

Primary Causes of Child Labour

Behind child labour there is poverty and even if the family do not want to send their little child at work but they have to send them for child labour. From child labour, their pay is so less that it is tough for them to survive. Even many villages do have schools and children got no choice left but to do child labour, most of them never get to know school’s worth.

causes of child labour
Primary Causes of Child Labour

Cultural Causes of Child Labour

In most countries and areas child labour is common practice like in Pakistan and India, child labour is coming thing and it is thought to be good even some families can afford schools, they think that their children will learn skills from child labour. Culturally child abuse in many countries is common, working of whole family is essential in those areas, husband, wife, their parents, children and everyone who is able to work contribute in society that also leads children to work among them, In many areas, child labour is thought good to get their child knowledge (in specific domain in child labour industry) and skills from child labour and some of them start low business at small level which in their whole life can’t tell if it will expand, in rare cases it is possible, and in a lot of places girls are taught at home so no one can see them which in turn the girls do not get enough knowledge and also most of girls in small age are married because of paying depths by child labour. In established countries, children are working to grow their own business by working online, that is not part of child labour and that helps them learn and acquire good skills and knowledge that also helps them grow more in future and can continue studies as well.

what is cultural child labour?
Cultural Causes of Child Labour

Macroeconomic Causes of Child Labour

child labour is necessary in poor countries because most of families rely on their children to help them stabilize them, from child labour the owners get a lot of benefit by paying the child low income for their child labour which in turn gets very tough for children to grow economically and even after years of working as a child labour, these children mostly never grow economically, which is also not good for the economic growth of country.

Child Labour at Preindustrial Societies

Child labour in preindustrial societies is important because, it is important for both the children and for country because without child labour and no industry it will be tough to manage outcomes so child from child labour learn and compete adults and this is good only for preindustrial societies so they can also compete and establish as well as grow faster because schools have not much importance as child labour because of no industries.

Preindustrial Societies having child labour
Child Labour at Pre-Industrial Societies

The Industrial Revolution (Child Labour)

In 18th century Britain they so much child labour because of industrial revolution and many villages developed in to big cities, with child labour increase with industrial revolution changed moral acts. These cities drew in the population that was rapidly growing due to increased agricultural output. Child labour played vital role in 18th century, like in coal mines child were small and thin and can easily fit through small tunnels, with child labour they started selling matches, flowers, pots etc. Child labour was important at that time for factories, trades apprentice, cotton mills etc.

Child Labour industrial revolution
The Industrial Revolution of Child Labour

Early 20th Century (Child Labour)

In 20th century child labour was tough and children had to work without technology in factories,  industries etc. one of child labour of 20th century was in glass factory because in that child labour the glass have to be melt down in order to give it a shape and it was paid was peace by peace so in this child labour, the children had to work without break for hours and in turn had a lot of burns and cuts at end of the day, it was also effects theirs lungs and eyes, as the child labour process in this situation was tough, so the working hours of child labour were from 5pm to 3am that is equal to 10 straight hours, which is still imposed now a days and the owner mostly used to hire children for child labour who was under 16 that he can get more benefit and work because of children’s lack of knowledge.

Child Labour in 20th century
Early 20th Century(Child Labour

21st Century (Child Labour)

Child labour is still in present time and have around 250-304M rate in presence, child labour situation is this that some of the rural areas have must more child labour than in urban areas and most of children are away from their families due to child labour. Many families sent their children for child labour so gain skills and knowledge even economy sometimes is not a deal.

Child Labour of 21th century
21st Century Child Labour

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