1. It produces a cheap, malleable, throw-away workforce.
2. It goes hand-in-hand with adult unemployment. Why employ the parent when the child is so much cheaper and more obedient?
3. It prepares a future labour force of unskilled, broken adults with low self-esteem.
Piltdown, East Sussex
The writer was editor of the child slavery publications of Anti-Slavery International, 1979-91.Reuse content