India, Bangladesh & the Philippines lead the world in number of products made by child labourers according to US Dept. of Labor report

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4 October 2011

Asia leads world in child-labour products: US report

Author: AFP

India, Bangladesh and the Philippines lead the world in the number of products made by child workers, a US government stock-taking of the global scale of underaged labour revealed...Some 130 types of goods — from building bricks and soccer balls to pornography and rare ores used in cellphones — involve child labour in 71 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the Department of Labour said...Focusing this year on hazardous work performed by children, and relying in good part on International Labour Organisation data, the report examines efforts by more than 140 countries to address the worst forms of child labour.

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30 September 2011

[PDF] U.S. Department of Labor's 2010 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

Author: US Dept. of Labor

This report contains information on the worst forms of child labor and efforts to eliminate this exploitation in 125 independent countries and a summary report on 19 nonindependent countries and territories...The report focuses exclusively on the worst forms of child labor...Each country profile begins with a paragraph that highlights the country’s most significant efforts to combat the worst forms of child labor, major gaps in its efforts and the most pressing problems facing the country with regard to worst forms of child labor. Where possible, we note the most common worst forms of child labor in the country and describe any case in which the government itself is involved in the use of worst forms of child labor.

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