Myths About Child Labor  

The increased interest in child labor in recent times is very often based on some myths that are essential to deal with. The first myth is that the problem of child labor is only prevalent in developing countries. But, the fact is that even in developed, industrialized countries, children are known to work in hazardous conditions. For instance, in the United States, child labor exists as children work in the agricultural sector, a majority of who are immigrants or belong to families of ethnic-minority.

A survey in 1990 of the Mexican-American children, who were working in the farms in the sate of New York, showed that nearly half the children had worked in the fields that were still wet from the pesticides and more than one third of the children had sprayed the pesticide on themselves.

The second myth about child labor is that child labor can never be eliminated unless poverty disappears away. However, UNICEF believes that the hazardous form of child labor should be eliminated regardless of the steps taken for reducing poverty. The change can now be felt. At the top levels, governments can be seen working on the issue of child labor while also realizing that they have to fulfill their commitments they had taken up in endorsing the Convention on the Rights of the Child. On the local front, the social activists and also the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are adopting creative ways for removing children from hazardous working conditions and providing them with other good alternatives.

The third myth about child labor is that the sole way for stopping child labor is by the use of pressure through sanctions and boycotts by consumers and various governments. Although, international commitment and the use of pressure are vital, the process of boycotts and different sweeping steps can only impact the export sectors that form a small part of child labor.

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