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Said Farah-Ceh

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Working children: should we prohibit, permit or promote it.

For many years various international institutions (such as Unesco or the goverment) have fought against child labor, saying it is a way to exploit them. But since 1976 in Peru there is an organization of children and adolescents who are clamoring for their right to work, ensuring that through work they can get different skills, knowledge and social abilities.

* What is your personal position on this issue that concerns us all, in one way or another?
* If you were the minister of labor in your country, what position would you have to child labor.


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    Jul 12 2012: I think that children should be stopped from working. If they are allowed to work, they wouldn't go to school and therefore they are going to spend their whole life withoit education and the chance of having a good job in future. Every state should prohibit this.
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      Jul 12 2012: Currently in the U.S. there is a historical unemployment rate, the same happens in Spain, Greece, Portugal, etcetera. And those who are disadvantaged in this situation are generally professionals. For those who are used to working, we are ready to find a job to help us pay for every day.

      How could we tell a child to stop working because in 20 years he/she can get a better job, since this is no longer true in most countries. A school degree does not ensure a good job, and often not even a job.


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