Child Labor Position
In Bangladesh child workers are less expensive than adult workers. Many employers consider children capable of hard work, easy to control, and less Demanding. Some reserve dirty or low status works for children because adults are
Unwilling to do them. The rates of child labor are higher among boys than girls (17.5% vs. 8.1%) and slightly higher among children living in rural areas relative to those in urban areas. Child labor is also exceptionally high in the indigenous communities (18%). About 45% of child laborers do not attend school. A large proportion of children’s works such as domestic work, commercial sex work, and smuggling in Bangladesh are hidden and therefore unlikely to be captured in the official figures. Children also provide services that are unlikely to be defined as work,such as housework, caring for younger children, running household errands, collecting water and fuel wood, looking after livestock, and contributing to household crop production (UNICEF).
In Bangladesh poverty is the main reason of child labor. Poverty is strongly positively correlated with child labor. Free and compulsory education of good quality up to age 20 year to enter into employment is a key tool in preventing child labor. Poverty is multidimensional and can be considered from different perspective as absolute and relative poverty, below $1.00 per person per day poverty, human poverty, human dignity/human rights-based approach to poverty.The children of poor families of Bangladesh suffer from hunger and mental agony which harms a child’s development. Some of the children from these families have to go in works instead of going to school, which is against child rights. About 40% of the siblings and the children in Bangladesh are earning members of the family.
The domestic working children have to work from morning to mid-night without any break and find very low qualities of food and also very low qualities of dresses. Servants in Dhaka city and more than 20% of child domestic workers were between 5 and 10 years old.
In the construction industry in Bangladesh, children are used in stone Breaking. In the construction or welding sectors about all employers eager to employ the children, as these risky works are often avoided by the adults with low wages. It is estimated that 30% of construction workers are children. Where usually they have to work from morning to 11 pm.