Looking at Child Labor


Excessive child labor has been widely observed particularly in underdeveloped countries, where the International Child Labor Program estimates that there are at least 250 million working children between the ages of 5 and 14.  As a consequence, child labor has been widley condemned by statutory agencies.  However, there is a paucity of objective information regarding how child labor inpacts on education, leisure, sleep, and other activities.  

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James A. Levine, Robert Weisell, Simon Chevassus, Claudio D. Martinez, Barbara Burlingame