"Tradition cannot justify the exploitation of children"
It is becoming almost universally accepted that if children are to develop normally and healthily, they must not be involved in premature work and labour. Understanding the various cultural factors that lead children into work is essential. But deference to tradition is often cited as a reason for not acting against child labour. The harder and more hazardous the jobs become, the more likely they are to be considered traditionally the province of the poor and disadvantaged, the lower classes and ethnic minorities.
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