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M.S. in International Studies


International Studies


Child labor has been a problem historically and continues to be one during contemporary times. The United Nations, the International Labor Organization, and other agencies have tried to create and implement legislation, but have failed to effectively eliminate child labor. In this paper I argue that there are three steps that need to be taken to insure that the safety and welfare of children worldwide. The first step is to increase awareness of the problem. The second step is to increase investment in education. The third step is to follow through with total implementation. I believe these steps will ensure that child labor comes to a halt.

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