child labor, education, poverty
In Myanmar, there are approximately 1.1 million children between the ages of 5 to 17 involved in child labor. Domestic demand, familial poverty, Myanmar's education system, government laws, and filial piety perpetuate the employment of children. Child laborers suffer from physical health issues, are more likely to drop-out of school, and stall the growth of a skilled labor force in Myanmar. Focusing on educating child workers and re-funding the Myanmar Program on the Elimination of Child Labor can eliminate the number of children involved in the employment sector.
"Child Labor in Myanmar,"
Ballard Brief: Vol. 2022:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ballardbrief/vol2022/iss1/2