Child labor and sweatshops / Christine Watkins, book editor.Fay School Library. The global problem of child labor -- The dangers of child labor -- Defending child labor -- Efforts to end child labor around the world. Looks at various issues surrounding child labor, including the dangers faced by child workers, the right to education, the role of the consumer in ending child labor, and enforcing laws worldwide that regulate child labor. A uthored by an interdisciplinary team of experts, incorporates recent theoretical advances and experiences to explore the place of labor in children's lives and development. Examines child-labor practices throughout the world within a historical context and discusses ways of dealing with the problem.
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In The Guardian Larry Elliot has a look at a new book detailing the use of child labour in the garment trade sweatshops in Bangladesh. At the end of which he asks a good question, why does such child labour exist? We in Britain copntrolled such in the s so why can it not be done today? And there's a good answer to this question too. It's a brutal one, one that many will not like, but it's an honest one. Bangladesh is poor, that's why. Poor in a manner that almost all of us simply will not understand.
Sweatshops: A Way Out of Poverty
Tags Free Markets Global Economy. Powell spoke with the Mises Institute about his new book. She worked as long as 18 hours a day in an unventilated room; the company provided undrinkable water. If she upset her bosses they would deny her bathroom breaks or demand that she do cleaning work outside under the hot sun. Powell: These so-called sweatshops are part of the development process that leads to better conditions. Austrian economic theory teaches that people choose purposively to improve their situation.