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A GLOBAL SCANDAL


source: www.solidar.org/Document.
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global scandal

Child labour is not just a problem in the developing world. It is also a growing problem in industrialised developed economies.
  • Portugal: child labour is used in sectors as diverse as commerce, tourism and textiles. Working for as many as 10-14 hours a day, these children rarely have the opportunity to go to school and many are victims of abuse at the hands of their employers.


  • United Kingdom: an Exeter University study found that about 750,000 children between the ages of 11 and 15 work on a regular basis, with some working 50 hours/week.


  • Italy: several 100,000 children are employed throughout Italy especially in the production of shoes. These factories are usually small and are often infringing basic health and safety procedures.

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