Child labour in Europe

Child labour in Europe

Child labour isn’t confined to third world countries. Since the economic crisis struck, it has also become Europe’s harsh reality.

Every day after school, Michael, Giovanni, and Juliana work adult jobs for hours on end. Worse yet, some leave school all together to enable their families to make ends meet.

After the recession, many European countries resigned to drastically cutting down social aid funds. As unemployment soars and families find themselves penniless, many have found no other solution than putting their children to work.

From Italy, where child labour is seen as profitable to the nation’s collapsed economy, to Bulgaria, which pays a high price for its entry into the European Union, and England, where the middle class has lapsed into general indifference, we investigate a shocking phenomenon: the re-emergence of child labour.

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