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Child labor is an emotional issue and has been the subject of great media attention in developing countries. The amount of work performed by children, the effects of this work on their education and health, and the influence of family income and other family characteristics on child labor have all been intensively researched. One form of child labor is part-time work performed by 16-year-olds while still in school, focusing on the interaction of this work with the money parents give to their children (pocket money). The type of sweatshop child labor of such concern in the developing world may have been eliminated in rich, industrialized countries, but children in the industrialized world undertake a substantial amount of part-time work.

Employment rates between 30 and 50 percent ...

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