A Global Rise in Child Labour. What are your macroeconomic ideas or solutions?

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    threekeysposted 2 years ago

    A Global Rise in Child Labour. What are your macroeconomic ideas or solutions?

    As in the USA 100 hundred years ago child labour is on the rise globally.

    Ethiopia (60%), Georgia, Kuwait, India (5%) China, Vietnam, Indonesia...Due to financial desperation, restricted access to education, weak Unions, lack of enforcement on prohibitions for child labour.

    African countries can receive 10 billion in aid per year however, in Malwai for instance, 40% of the GDP is paid back to Creditors and only15% can go to education and health.

    What can be done holistically do you think?


  2. Matthew Woolsey profile image67
    Matthew Woolseyposted 2 years ago

    I've been to country's like this and it is sad what they put their children through. Unfortunately no one person can fix problems like this.
    It would take entire nations to stop child labor, but if we fixed it and the kids had normal lives it would impact the country for the worse. Sad to say that but in country's like that most families depend on child labor, just so they can have a meal that night.

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      threekeysposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I know what is like when your back is up against the wall and you cant see a way out..but in one of the countries you were in could there have been a possibility IF...

    2. Matthew Woolsey profile image67
      Matthew Woolseyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      no their way of life dependes on it. It is very sad but without the help from their kids it would devastate the rest of the family. In some places it is a dark world, but they have no way out.

  3. Tusitala Tom profile image68
    Tusitala Tomposted 2 years ago

    History shows us that Great Britain was into child labor in it's mines and other areas such as 'chimney sweeping.'  Conditions were appalling, dangerous, wages very low indeed. 

    So how did it change?   Probably lots of reasons: the rise of education for all, the fight by individuals who grouped together and formed trade unions.  But probably most of all, the belief by the majority that child labor should not be tolerated.   Value of human life; love and concern for others.

    Don't expect business entrepreneurs to make the changes. And don't expect governments to either, unless they're pressed into doing it.
    They didn't in England.   The move must come from the people themselves.   When the majority are both passionate and committed to change, the changes come.

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      threekeysposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      So Tom what do you think us everyday people could do? What would that look like?

  4. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    1. Stop pushing socialism on a global scale. It retards economic growth, and it is richer nations that can send kids to school instead of the fields, families with disposable income that can send children to play instead of work.
    2. Provide much broader family planning around the world so that those who can't raise the children they have don't have more children. Then they don't have to send the oldest to work to feed the youngest.
    3. Not push poor countries to shut down factories that employ older children when the alternative is begging in the streets or prostitution.

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      threekeysposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I enjoy your logic your analysis and firmness. I dont know about being a socialist Tamara but I do want more people to have a slice of the pie. I am for the creative capialist spirit and like a good parent there is a solid steady safety net.


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