DHAKA, BANGLADESH - APRIL 30: According to the Labor Law of Bangladesh, the minimum legal age for employment is 14. But 90 percent of child laborers work in small factories and workshops and on the street. The enforcement of labor law is virtually impossible. Poverty causes families to send children to work, often in hazardous and low-wage jobs. Children are paid less than adults, with many working up to twelve hours a day. Full-time work frequently prevents children from attending school. Long hours, low or no wages, poor food, isolation, and hazards in the working environment can severely af

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DHAKA, BANGLADESH - APRIL 30: According to the Labor Law of Bangladesh, the minimum legal age for employment is 14. But 90 percent of child laborers work in small factories and workshops and on the street. The enforcement of labor law is virtually impossible. Poverty causes families to send children to work, often in hazardous and low-wage jobs. Children are paid less than adults, with many working up to twelve hours a day. Full-time work frequently prevents children from attending school. Long hours, low or no wages, poor food, isolation, and hazards in the working environment can severely affect children's physical and mental health. (Photo by Mohammad Asad/Pacific Press)

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