152 Million Child Laborers
Politico reports that over a 20 year span, child labor has dropped but is still alive and well
So it's still sad that so many kids around the world don't have the same opportunities our children do. Many come from countries that the idiot in the White House is banning from immigrating to our country, but I guess Child Labor in Africa, South America and Southeast Asia isn't our problem, right? Well it is our problem for a multitude of reasons that we will dive into another day, until then see below from Politico and if you see something, say something;
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The prevalence of child labor across the world dropped significantly over the past 20 years, though new kinds of drug trafficking and forced labor present challenges to the global labor market, according to a report released Wednesday by DOL's Bureau of International Labor Affairs. The report, citing new data from the United Nations' International Labour Organization, found that the number of child workers dropped by more than a third in this century - from 246 million child workers in 2000 to an estimated 152 million today.
There are some exceptions. Child labor is on the rise in sub-saharan Africa, with nearly one in five children affected. In South America, drug runners are employing children to carry small amounts of narcotics, a trend known as "micro-trafficking." And worldwide, child labor's rate of decline "has progressively slowed over the past four years, as the efforts made by governments and other stakeholders have not expanded in quantity or quality. The findings of the 16th edition of this report reveal that the level of governments' efforts to address this problem has remained fairly consistent over the past several years."