Consequences of child labour

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Hi Mui, Child labour that deprives children of their childhood and opportunity to go to school deprives nations of talent. This has negative effects on both social and economic development. Criminal activity, vandalism are a few of the social effects. Economically nations loose out since the children are not able to grow into mature informed and productive citizens.--Smauye 07:30, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

Smauye91 (talk)19:30, 4 March 2011

Hi Smauye, this is indeed the crux of the matter when looking at the consequences on national development. Missing out on attaining the education and skills to effectively participate in the labour market denies a lot of child labourers the opportunity to have a better means of sustenance in the future. Do you have any specific cases you have encountered or dealt with to share on children directly impacted on?

Lungowe (talk)00:43, 5 March 2011


I believe that all the consequences of child labour have been shared by my colleagues and i can say that they are similar in most areas regardless of age, sex, race and geographical location, these include emotional, psychological and mental trauma and children are also exposed to STI, physical and sexual abuse. these children do not also grow up or develop into responsible and productive individuals.

Mwaba (talk)09:27, 17 March 2011