During that period some girls called 'tong yang xi', which means 'child wife', were sold to rich families and these young girls are supposed to be the future wife of one of the male individuals in the family (Schmitz, Traver & Larson, 2004) (p 43). This problem was further developed in the latter years affecting the individuals, families and the society as a whole.
The increasing trend of child labor is damaging almost every state. China is one of the states which are suffering from the problem of child labor. The root cause of this problem has been identified as poverty and illiteracy (China Labor Bulletin). Approximately 30% of the total population in underdeveloped states does not have adequate earnings to purchase even a day's food. This inadequacy of necessities and inability to find employment compels parents to live on their children's earnings. Parents of such children are mostly illiterate. Hence they do not get a chance to get a better job. Although some parents work hard to prevent their children from doing labor, but as these parents are not able to earn a good income they cannot support their large family. Therefore the parents are forced to make their children work so that the family can be supported. Even if the parents want their children to study, they cannot make them because of their financial disability does not allow them to do so. Chinese Government today is working to improve the conditions of education for all children in China. Furthermore to achieve these goals new schools are being set up which provide the children with quality education. Just constructing the buildings is not enough to eradicate the problem of child labor but rather spending the money used on these buildings on other purposes could prove to be helpful to...
Child Labor is increasingly becoming a global problem and it should be addressed properly through out the world. China is suffering most at the hands of this problem and the government of China in the recent years has been passing laws to decrease this problem. The employers are discouraged from hiring children in their firms and if they do so they are charged for it. Recently, the government of China has set out more strict laws which discourage people from making the children work. Presently the government is implementing educational reforms in China so that the children get proper education and are able to build their career through education. However the issue of child labor in china has increased to alarming levels and it would take time for the government to properly sought out reforms and eradicate the problem.