Bolivia: Child Labor a Question of Culture?

Juan Vasquez of Un Boliviano en la Argentina [es] describes a recent conversation with some friends about the practice of child labor, and one wonders whether it is a question of culture noting that many rural children work in the field as a means of learning from parents.

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  • Jared

    There’s a difference between ‘child labor’ when working for your parents and children selling their labor working in other areas.

    I dont think the former is child labor in the same sense as the later. The later is highly destructive and has nothing to do with ‘culture’. The former is something families usually do to survive and feed themselves. This (the former) also doesn’t necessarily take away from a child’s schoolwork because rural schools can be made to fit with the growing season.

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