Middle East, Education of Working Children in

All countries in the Middle East have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and most have laws and policies that mandate at least primary schooling, as well as laws that mandate a minimum age before children can join the labor force. However, there are still millions of working children in the Middle East who have either never enrolled in school or have dropped out of school, with some exceptions related to domestic labor. There is a cultural tolerance for child labor in the Middle East, with many seeing it as a natural outcome of poverty rather than a violation of a child's human rights. Working children in the Middle East are involved in many types of labor, including some of the ...

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