Child labor and sweatshops
Abuses of child and adult workers have led to protests, boycotts, and treaties to end child labor and sweatshops. Everyone agrees the worst practices must be stopped. But debate rages over the underlying causes, and whether workplace exploitation is an inevitable step in economic development or an avoidable human rights violation.
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The Worst Forms of Child Labor
Regulated Child Labor Is Necessary in Developing
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