Push for quality education, decent jobs needed to end child labor

Afghan girl works at a brick-making factory in NangarharAlmost 170 million youth are trapped in child labor, deprived of education and facing a life without decent jobs, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. From India’s brick kilns to the cotton fields of Uzbekistan and Bolivia’s sugar plantations, child laborers are more likely to have to settle later in life for unpaid work for the family or low-paying jobs, the ILO said in its annual "World Report on Child Labor". "Children who drop out of school and join the labor force early are more disadvantaged later in life because of a lack of education and basic skills," Patrick Quinn, a senior ILO advisor told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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