The Cause and Impact of Child Labor on a Child's Short and Long-Term Health

Shemily P. John, K. R. Murugan
2021 World Journal of Research and Review  
The International Labor Organization (ILO) defines the worst forms of child labor as hazardous work, this includes work involving handling arms conflict, prostitution, pornography and more. It is no surprise that the nature of such work pose physical and mental health risk to the child. The aim of this paper is to define child labor, its causes and the health risk they pose both directly and indirectly, immediately and in the long-term. Children exposed to those health risk suffer with illness
more » ... n the future as well as employability values. Moreover, we discuss the routes and actions large entities have taken to combat child labor such as enforcing conventions, work procedures and providing support to the children and their finales. We will require a louder voice to further aid in increasing the reach on this matter to effectively eradicate childlabor.
doi:10.31871/wjrr.13.4.11 fatcat:6oysg6lo5nf3vmwed7gcus5d4u