AFT: In Our Own Backyard

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Child working in the fieldsPart II: How Can This Happen?

This section is intended to give you more background information about the problem and a clearer understanding of current regulations. In order to make a public policy recommendation, another essential step is to understand the root causes of the problem. This section offers a history of child labor laws in the United States and a summary of current policies, as well as a perspective on how these policies compare to international standards. Only by understanding the current realities can we develop reasonable recommendations for how best to move forward.




Video Introduction

What Is the History of Child Labor in the United States?

What Is the Current U.S. Position?

How Does This Compare with International Standards?

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