Wednesday, April 25, 2007

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Nirmala George
"Ban on Child Labor Begins in India."
Houstin Chronicle. Octover 10, 2006

A new ban has been created in India that bans companies and people from hiring children under the age of 14. Even with this law many children still are working, some in hazardous conditions. With this new law officials hope to send more children to school to get and education. Many children that were interviewed couldn't remember the last tiem they didn't work some being only 13 years old. But there are many children and families who do depend on the money that their child makes in order to survive. With the new law anone who violates it will be fined although many of them are unsure if the law will be enforced. Oe problem with this law is the worry that if these children can't work that they will suffer and live in poverty.

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Anuj Choopra
"India's Latest Move to Stop Child Labor: A New Law Banning Children Under 14 from Working in Homes or Restaurants Begins Tuesday in India." THe Christian Schience Monitor. October. 10, 2006

As of right now there are many children, some being as young as 10 years old, whor work 12 hours a day and making often less than a dollar. Now a new ban has been created banning children from working who are under the age of 14. Although many believe this is the start of ending child labor many believe more could be done. One issure that risses from this ban is creating alternate funding for the families who depend on this extra income. India which has the most children working in the labor force in the whole world will now start to decrease in emotional, physical, and sexual abuse that occures to many children who were working. With the new ban many things will change and be hard to adjust to.

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"50 Boys Who Were Froced to Work at Factories in India are Freed."
New York Times. December 29,2006. pg A.9.

For the last two years 50 boys ranging from the ages 8 to 14 who worked 15 hours a day were freed by a local private organization. All of the boys come from poor families who needed the money to survive. The boys worked in an embroidery factory working with needles that would sometimes hurt them. While working the children were often abused and weren't allowed to see their family. Even with the jobs many of the boys were never paid and didn't have an education that they could go to.

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Paolo Roggero, Viviana Manglaterra, Flavia Bustreo, Furio Rosati
"The Health Impact of Child Labor in Developing Countries: Evidence from Cross-Country Data." American Journal of Public Health. February 2007. Vol. 97, Iss. 2: Pg. 271

With so many child laborers all of whom are being denied a real childhood and facing horrible working conditions and then working at places taht are causing great damage to their health. Many of these children are malnourished, living in poverty, and without and education. The health impact of child labor has not been brought into great detail but there has been evidence of its bad affects. It's hard to tell how this will affect the future and the next generation of childrens health. Some health factors that are included is the transmitting of sexual diseases, long term, and short tern health issues.

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Amelia Gentleman
"Stricter Law Fails to Deminish the Demand for Child Laborers in India."
New York Times. March 4, 2007. pg. 1.8

After the ban on child labor children are still being employed. Many children work as maids and are often only paid $2.25 a month. People blaim the government for not being harder on this issure. Now many children are sent away to work and make more money even if they don't send the money to their families. The children are sent aways also to help their families to survive because one less mouth to feed means more money to live off of.

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"Child Laborers in India Untionize to Support Families."
New York Amsterdam News. August 7, 2003. pg. 18

Children all around the world work illegally. Many just do it in order to support their families. Lots of the children have lost a parent and thus have to work but are not paid nearly enough. Children do not go to school because of the poor lessons and would rather work to help make their lives better.

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Rahul Bedi
"Critics Skeptical of India's Pending Child Labot Ban 'Symbolic' Gesture."
National Post. August 3, 2006. pg. A.10

With the new bans the Indian government cracks down on employers of children by being sent to jail. When this is enforced it will help make the lives of maltreated and exploited children much better. Any violators of this ban will be fined and sent to jail for up to two years. Fro all of the kids who are "freed" the government can nto forsure grant them an education.