Thursday, February 08, 2007

Human Resources: Three million child workers in Mexico

Mexico's Labor Office reports that three million children are currently working in Mexico, "at the most dissimilar jobs, most of them illiterate and with characteristics of the indigenous populations".

Local media reported two million of all the working children are between 12-14 years of age, and a large number of them do not go to school.

According to the most recent data, many adolescents are employed selling informally and in agriculture, with hours between 10-12 hours a day, including weekends.

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