The World of Child Labor

by John J. Tierney, Jr.  |  August 2000  |  ARTICLES
Source : The World & I  

As Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Delaware) told a U.S. Department of Labor hearing in 1997, "In an age of computers, fiber optics, and space travel, it is easy to forget that in many parts of the world--including our own backyard--children are sold into servitude, chained to machines, and forced to work under the most dangerous and unsanitary conditions. For most American consumers, the plight of these children has been as distant as a novel by Charles Dickens--not a present-day reality." Link to rest of article.