"Over 70 Million Child Workers in the World."
Third World Resurgence. July 1996. No. 71.
As of right now it is estimated that child labor has affected nearly 73 million children from the ages 10-14 years old. Based on these statistics we can tell that in many countries such as Asia, Latin America, and Africa that there is an increase in the number of children who are working. What is even more amazing is the fact that in no area child labor is not completely outlawed. One of the areas with the most number of children working is in rural areas and plantations. Many children work in order to afford an education.