Underage people working are still normal in a lot of countries. The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) guesses that almost every seventh child between his fifth and fourteenth year of life has to work. That is worldwide about 158 million.
Most of the children helps their parents in the agriculture sector, work as street vendors, domestic or help in small not safe repairer.
Many of them have to work in conditions that are very dangerous. Some of them grow in foreigner families as slaves and many also in a foreign country. Normally most of them never get a chance to go to school like the normal children in Germany have to do. This is the biggest problem because the children need the education to have opportunities later in their life and to dis enthral from poorness.
The most causes why children have to work are that their parents earn not enough money to support the family. More than one milliard people live in poorness and because of the economic needs they don´t have another choice. The children have to work to save the existence of the family. For many companies it is a good deal to let children work because they are cheaper and they can rip them off better than adults. Normally they don’t have any contract of labour so it is easier appoint or to dismiss someone. The children also protest less than the adults when they get jobs to do. Finally they cost less so that the gain of the employer rises.