Rural Poverty Drives Child Labor in Laos Despite State Laws Prohibiting The Practice
3 June 2021 at 13:44 (Updated on 7 June 2021 at 13:45)
Child labor remains widespread in Laos, particularly in ethnic minority communities in rural areas where minors forego schooling to perform agricultural work or stay at home taking care of younger siblings while their parents work on farms, undermining efforts to educate impoverished children, provincial teachers and education officials said Wednesday.
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