Child Labour Children
January 24, 2007 1:43am CST
Child labourers are those who are deprived of their rights to grow as children, are forced to work for a living and are paid either in cash or kind. The Census of India defines child labourers as those who earn a wage. The concerned for working children belieives that eighty per cent of the children are labourers becasue that is the proportion of poverty in the country. Thus a child labourer is one who works full time to support either himself/herself or the family and whose work affects directly or indirectly his/her growth and development and deprives him/her of the possiblities of avaling of educational opportunities. Mere absence from school would not be adequate to include a child among labourers.
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24 Jan 07
The Philippines is literally a young nation with a high percentage of young people in its overall population. Children between ages 5-17 number 22.4 million, comprising a third of the overall Philippine population. Working children from 16% of the overall population of children between ages 5-7. That means that one out of six children work.