The necessity of child labour

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29 May 2009

An interesting piece on the BBC website with the headline “the harsh necessity of child labour”. The article looks at the situation in Bangladesh where dire circumstances force many children to work.

It is easy to condemn child labour in the abstract. But it comes about largely as a result of economic necessity rather than moral depravity.

The solution to the problem is economic growth. Child labour is almost unheard of in rich societies.