Sunday, March 3, 2013

5 Positive sides of child labor- Why child labour should not be banned?


  • Do you think that children shouldn't contribute to family income?
  • Is it a crime if children pay their own tuition fees?
  • Can owners reduce cost of production by using children?
  • How to solve the labor shortage in developing countries?

There are few positive sides of child labor which could be discussed alongside its negative impacts. It’s a common picture that international media and forums projecting negative sides of child labor. Even the general public of so-called first world countries also bring out their negative perceptions about this issue whenever possible. But, guess what! amusingly there are large number of people in developing countries who literally support child labor. Now, you might be wondering what perspectives those people hold that they support a generally hated issue. Right? Well, I have listed some positive sides of child labor below to explain you that why child labor might be a good thing and should not be banned completely.

Children can contribute to family income


A very cruel, yet very common scenario in poor countries is that parents consider their children as a reliable source of income. When rich society faces this cruel reality they simply raise their voice and go against it without any further research. But, believe me, income from children can be huge supportive for poor families. In developing countries, family income always has been below poverty level, and lifestyle has always remained worst and uncomfortable. Moreover, in most cases, weak or sick elder members cannot afford medication, accommodation, food and all other basic human needs. To ease the situation, some income from mature children can have a big impact on family. At least minimum life style can be ensured with that income. Therefore, I am very much in favor of child labor. However, children should work during leisure time and vacations to not hamper their education.

Poor children can work to pay tuition fees


Children from poor families can pay their tuition fees by working during leisure time. Many children in developing countries are involved in different simple jobs. A recent study showed that children have been very effective and successful as a tourist guide, waiter, farmer and many other simple tasks. The surprising fact is that they are also doing well in exams and other extra-curricular activities. Their small work-load is not hampering their education. Therefore, child labor should not be banned completely considering those poor children’s future.

Parents can use their child in family business


You will often see in developing countries that children are helping in their parents work. Take a look at this example of Imran. He helps his farmer father in the field and study hard for his exams. This combination did not hamper his education and believe me he did really well in exams. Moreover, his father is also getting support from trusted hands and earning more bucks. Like this, there are thousands of success stories of working children. I think, banning child labor completely might result in negative impacts on national economy of developing countries.

Owners can reduce the cost of production


Well, it is really unethical to use children as a cheap source of labor. But think about a poor family of five to six members where only earn-able person is the father. Obviously it’s a nightmare situation for them. Now, if the elder son/daughter works in simple jobs for few bucks to support his/her family, then who are we to stop him. Moreover, the owners or producers can save huge amount of cost of production by helping these poor children and their family. So banning child labor completely is not the solution. But the government should make strong laws to prevent the use of children for dangerous jobs.

Working children can help to reduce labor shortage


Labor shortage is a huge problem in some countries. Say for example, in many areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan women are not allowed to work outside. So labor shortage is an obvious situation in those increasingly developing areas. But this problem can be solved if those particular societies give permission to children to work outside. That would not only compensate the shortage of labor but also would help the poor families.

84 comments:

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    1. you can not spell get ya life

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    2. homework help

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    3. thank you really helped with homework and research for debates you made some good points

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    4. shut the hell up

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  2. This is a very thought-out blog and will be useful in my research paper. Thank you. It is hard to find opinions that actually support child labor.

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    1. Thank you for appreciation.

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    2. you said child labour is a good thing what if the child who is working gets beaten everytime he/she reaches late or does soMEThiNg wrong but still brings money home. i dont think any one has the right to get beaten up. other than that it was awesome

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    3. its another issue... if they are treated badly it doesn't mean to ban the child labor completely .. it's the basic need of poor developing countries.. Good work Mr.shoeb u did very well

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  3. This is great! Please add more!

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    1. I will try to add more. Thankyou

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    2. that's sexist to the panssexual

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  4. I agree if a child does this voluntary, if not, that would be SLAVERY.

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    1. Well, slavery is a very strong word to use in this issue. But i do agree that child works should be voluntary. thanks

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    2. The person is right, it would in fact be slavery because child labor is technically illegal...

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    3. You're not wrong in context.
      But child labor is not illegal world-wide. Perhaps you should expand your point of view.

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    1. shut the fuck up

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    2. dude lay off he or she might just be some kid browsing the web... not their fault he or she cant spell

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  6. Its a very good blog. It is really hard to find points supporting child labor. It will be useful for my project

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    1. Thankyou friend. Best wishes for your project

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  7. Can you add negatives plz

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    1. I'm sure you can find it somewhere on the interent. This is one of those rare posts that talk about the pro of child labor.

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  8. Good information

    Keep up the good work and thank you

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  9. This is very good and detailed! Thank you for the excellent information.
    Is there a page which shows the negative sides of child labor? If there is please direct me to the link.

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  10. Love it! Thanks for the people who think outside the box, and see through things like this. To all the intelligent people of this world! :)

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  11. Thank you this will help me on research paper.

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  12. or, radical fundamentalist Islam should allow women to work

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  13. great for a argumentv essay thanks Shoeb Adnan

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  14. great for the argumentative essay i'm working on, thanks

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    1. at least you are doing something different.

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  16. thanks for such a blog!!

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    1. Well thought out comment, i can really relate! this is why i have faith in humanity.

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    2. stfu u mug. foetus lol

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  17. First of all, "ausume" is spelled awesome. Second, your first two paragraphs essentially say the same thing. Next, your third paragraph does not apply because family businesses can employ children in their family. It doesn't count as child labor and it never has. I know because my family owns four businesses and we all work for them. Your fourth paragraph makes child labor sound even worse because if it reduces the cost for owners it means that they are making more money by paying the children less. Finally, your last paragraph is completely invalid because there are approximately 7.2 billion people in the world, 26% (only about 1.9 million) of those are children, but there are 202 million ADULTS unemployed. If you have a labor shortage you should hire some of THOSE people so that they can support their families instead of hiring children and only paying them approximately 20 cents per day when it is required (at least in the United States) that children are payed $4.25 per hour until they have been employed for 90 days or reach the age of 18 (www.dol.gov which is the U.S. Department of Labor, obviously a government run and funded source.)

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    1. According to your psychological point of view you are absolutely right my friend. Like you, everyone try to judge other society base on their own. For example, in your society, maybe education expense is part of overall family expense. as i have made two separate point for this, its logical for you to bring a argument on it. But do you think poor families from Africa, South-east Asia and South America consider the education expense like you do? Trust me, poor parents in those countries take it as a burden and waste of money. The dropout rate from school is very high. Sometimes children have to work hard to pay their school fees even though their parents are capable to pay those expenses. life is harsh out their my friend. Same words go for your other arguments, think outside of box and question everything. Peace

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    2. youhahahaahhahahahhhaOctober 20, 2016 at 12:49 AM

      plagrism

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  18. *20 not 18, however, this does not make my argument invalid

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    1. bad job boy. try to do something else.

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  20. Wonderful article, just wonderful. I was wondering if you could do one on the positive aspects of eugenics? It is another thing most people agree is bad, but actually ha many positives as well!

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  23. I will be able to use this in my debate which has the topic "Should Child Labour be carried instead of facing poverty?' I thank you! This is a well written article btw :]

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    1. Thank you. Best of luck for the debate.

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    2. way to go champ

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    3. plz send some positive points for supporting C.L

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  24. great facts but ill have disagree on the facts that are very selfish

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  25. Good Point ,,,,,

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  26. H Good post. This is a very nice blog I wonder why the other of this sector do not notice this. Am sure this post has helped me save many hours of browsing other similar posts just to find what I was looking for. Thanks! vacation tour packages to hawaii

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  27. this is complete shit.

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  28. That is just so cruel...
    i can not belive you!

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  29. Thank you. I will use this to my debate homework there are not much opinion that child labor should be allowed.
    Thank you again.

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  30. relevant material and great efforts

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  31. hahahhahaahahhahahahaahhhahahhahaOctober 20, 2016 at 12:46 AM

    nono child labor bad

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  32. child labor is bad

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  33. Thanks, really helping my argumentative essay. Its so hard to find pro child labor articles

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  34. Thanks for this, it very helpful :)

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  35. What is the recent study you refer to? Thanks.

    A recent study showed that children have been very effective and successful as a tourist guide, waiter, farmer and many other simple tasks. The surprising fact is that, they also doing well in exams and other extra-curricular activities. Their small workload is not hampering their education.

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  36. thank for this. It helps me a lot.

    child labor isn't bad. like me i am working too, just to lessen my family expenses. If we talk about the study, its fine cause its up to you of how you manage your time. Child labor has an advantage maybe somehow you can bring the knowledge that you learn when you grow.

    --grade 11 here

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    1. "child labor isn't bad" ...there are props to it but it isn't a very positive thing. especially to kids who are forced to work under hard conditions, are stripped from education and safety, have no say in the slavish type environment that they work in, spit upon, discriminated against, and traumatized for the rest of their lives. Might i mention the physical terror they undergo...also, sexual trafficking and prostitution are also child labor jobs. Child labor still isn't bad?

      --Grade 10 here.

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  37. This helps me a ton for my project for pros and cons of child labor!! THANK YOU

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  38. For everyone saying that this is unethical and terrible of a person to say that something such as child labor has benefits, you don't know what you are talking about. Most of you, if not all, have never had to deal with severe poverty where everyday is a struggle just to live. Giving kids a job would allow them income and help them find some of the necessities you take for granted every day. Following that, many kids even in the US help their parents with work. Taking a farming family for example,kids as old as six are constantly around dangerous equipment and animals, yet we never hear this as being unethical and this can actually teach these kids valuable lessons a more privileged person might never know

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  39. stop typing stupid shit in the comments

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  40. this really helps but I need a little bit more pros about child labor. 5 is good but I need more.

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  41. Thanks a lot if helped us aot in debate camp's infor

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