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CHILD LABOUR
Child labour
refers to theemployment of children in anywork that deprives children oftheir childhood, interferes withtheir ability to attend regularschool, and that is mentally,physically, socially or morallydangerous and harmful. Thispractice is consideredexploitative by manyinternational organisations.Legislations across the world
 
prohibit child labour These lawsdo not consider all work bychildren as child labour;exceptions include work bychild artists, supervisedtraining, certain categories ofwork such as those byAmish children, and others.Child labour was employed tovarying extents through most ofhistory. Before 1940, numerouschildren aged 5–14 worked inEurope, the United States and
 
various colonies of Europeanpowers. These children workedin agriculture, home-basedassembly operations, factories,mining and in services such asnewsies. Some worked nightshifts lasting 12 hours. With therise of household income,availability of schools andpassage of child labour laws,the incidence rates of childlabour fell.In developing countries, with

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