Child Labour Essays

by Anna Tran

In many countries children are engaged in some kind of paid work. Some people regard this as completely wrong.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Child labor has become one of the concerning issues for many governments all over the world. Some experts have recommended that this might be a great opportunity to gain knowledge and skills for adult life. However, for ethical and children development reasons, the drawbacks far outweigh the benefits.

To begin with, the employment of children could have some ethical problems. In spite of receiving some funds for working, children are exploited in some countries. As children are often used in agriculture and factory, they do repetitive jobs for very low pay on full-time basis. A good example of this situation is Nike, which has been accused for using children for its soccer ball production, although both the US and Pakistan establish and police legislation against child labor. Another widely known child exploitation is India, who has also become the world capital of child labor over last decade.

Next, the development of children could be influence negatively. From social development aspect, children, who suffer exploitation, do not spend much time with other their age or with family members. As a consequence, this results in insecure adult and other emotional problems, including depression and stress. With regard to physical effects, these children are at higher risk for developmental delays due to dangerous working conditions and from taking on physical tasks, which exceed their capacities. For example, they are exposed to harmful chemicals, leading to other serious health and mental illnesses later in their lives.

To conclusion, immorality and severe health problem for the young generations are two major drawback of child labor. It is strongly recommended that governments should either prohibit the employment of children or police their laws effectively.


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Nov 30, 2014
Child Labour Essay in English
by: IELTS buddy


It's generally a good essay.

It is particularly strong in that you have some good arguments that are well supported with reasons and examples, and your opinion is clear.

Coherency is also generally quite good.

There are some noticeable grammar issues though so you need to work on this. Make sure you leave yourself enough time to check your grammar or check it as you go along.

Aug 16, 2015
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Children Engaged in Work

by prithu

In many countries children are engaged in some kind of paid work. Some people regard this as completely wrong, while others consider it as valuable work experience, important for learning and taking responsibilty.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

In the recent times, children are encouraged to work for money in many parts of the world in order to gain experience. This new trend is practiced in many countries especially during summer and winter breaks. Some think it is a bad idea to introduce handling money in young age while others think jobs that pay can help to gain experience and knowledge. Both sides of this argument will be analysed before a reasoned conclusion is drawn.

Firstly, paying children at a very young age can be inappropriate as this can eventually encourage them to start leading an independent life allowing them to take their own decisions very early in life. This can also lead them to discontinue their studies. For instance, my brother always worked during his summer break for small scale companies that ultimately led to disinterest in academics and at the age of 18 he dropped out from college and began work. Although he gained experience in his early adult life, it later became difficult to cope up with the real working class life.

However, some people think paid jobs for children can fetch experience and improve the learning ability. Although this holds good as the short term benefit, there are big chances for a child being mislead into a wrong direction because money being available at all times. Going through internship programs in school or college life, working for charity programs can also allow one to gain knowledge and understanding about the society in which they live.

To sum up, albeit people think paid jobs can teach better values for children, education is the key factor in success. In my opinion, children should be discouraged of the idea of paid jobs and should be encouraged more on education, charity programs and so on which eventually can lead to gaining valuable knowledge and experience.


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