10 worst countries for child labour

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 16 2013 11:50 a.m. MDT

Child labour is generally accepted to be bad. Aside from being hazardous to individuals not yet mentally and physically developed, it also often correlates with not being able to attain an education, leading to increased risk of poverty over the course of their life.

Most nations today have laws in place to attempt to prevent child labour practices, and United Nations has several international laws and treaties in place. But according to the new the risk analysis firm Maplecroft's child labour index for 2014, child labour is still alive and well in many parts of the world.

High income inequality, government corruption or inefficiency, poor economic growth, and an already existing trend of poverty are all major contributors to leading to scenarios where child labour is practiced.

Here are the top ten worst nations for child labour according to Maplecroft.

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Freeman Stevenson is a Snow College grad and a writer for the Deseretnews.com Opinion section and Brandview. Email Freeman at fstevenson@deseretdigital.com

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